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Travel Blogs from Florence
... the restaurant where we had another dinner reservation for the night. A short ways away from the church we found another lookout point over the city, and there was a lot going on at that spot! I saw a bride and groom, and there were people from all over the world taking pictures. There was even a dancing flashmob! After taking all of that in, walked through the Florence Rose Garden, and through one of the remaining parts of the old city wall. ...
... Krissy had originally told Lexa of this place about a year and a half ago and then the study-abroad students we met on the train reminded us of it (and showed us its location on our way to the hostel). Turns out, the bakery is only open for purchases between about 1am and 6-7am. The bakery is a small group of people (probably only 2-3 people) who run this amazing bakery out of their home. You have to find the right door, knock, and when they answer you tell them what flavors you ...
... of the shoulders for women - Meg had to wrap a cloth around her legs in one of them!
Just along in the piazza is a magnificent outside sculpture garden with amazing sculptures dated before 1700BC! We then walk a bit further along to the Uffizi Gallery - one of the largest art galleries in the world which specialises in Renaissance artwork! The line up to get in is over 3 hours long so we cheat & take the fast pass option which takes ...
... which me and Ryan already had the privilege of gazing at all night. It’s definitely one of those cathedrals that’s prettier on the outside than it is on the inside, but it was free to enter so I have no complaints.
After that we made our way to the museum with the real Statue of David in it. Florence has three Statue of David’s, but two are fake and free to the public. This one cost I don’t know how much to get in, but I would have ...
... store, I'd be shocked. If you find a dozen or more, that sounds more like it. It's one of the best things about this city--it smells of leather.
Somewhere between Santa Croce and the Uffizi along the Borgo dei Greci lies a simple store, Gruppo Gab. We walked in, started browsing, and a very pleasant woman came out from an alcove towards the back, greeting us with the traditional "Ciao." After ascertaining that our Italian was limited, ...
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