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Travel Blogs from Florence
Our time was up in Venice. I think after three days we had all had enough of canal and bridges. For me (Paul) I had had enough of feeling like "tourist bait". Vendors clambering for every Euro they could extract from you. We decided to end our time with the slow water-taxi option up the grand canal. It was good to see so much more architecture and history and activity ...
... had an idea of places we really wanted to go back to.
We met up with the tour at Santa Maria Novella church. Beautiful church with a very classic Renaissance facade. We made our way through the streets of Florence and our next stop was the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore also known as the Duomo. It literally took my breath away as we approached it! I knew instantly that I had to see the inside before we ...
... me 'cappuccina', and one offered me a free leather jacket that came with a free boyfriend. Thanks, but no thanks. Annie and I bought watercolorsfrom a street artist, who then made us each a miniature of the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio on the spot at no cost. I'll try to remember to add a picture of mine later. The sunshine really is different here - it feels thicker, like walking through honey. No wonder the artists here were ...
... flowers delivered on time in the morning and we had a great day just roaming the shops ( Christine' s pick today!) , a small lunch and then to a great restaurant for dinner - worked out just great as they organised candle and dimmed the lights and sang happy birthday - really well done by the guys at the hotel, who had organised it for me. They eleven had complimentary champagne delivered to the room - it ...
Today happened to be Monday and in Italy everything closes on Monday. So thinking ahead we booked a Vespa tour through the Tuscan hills.
We first headed up to Poppiano Castle where we tasted the wine and olive oil they made. We were given a tour through their castle where they explained the wine making process, showed where and how they stored the wine and finally taken atop the tower where we were treated ...
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