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Travel Blogs from Florence
... time (about 30 minutes).
About half way to the station I realized I forgot the tickets for the museum that I pre-purchased in Canada, about $50. As the lines would take most of the day to sit through, we told the cab to turn around so I could go back to the room. I cant say the driver understood what we were up to, but we got there, I ran to get the tickets, then got back to the cab while Jillayne waited.
We got to ...
... from. I was therefore delighted when we walked mere meters from the basilica, down a narrow street off the piazza, through a wrought iron doorway and into an apartment building which dates back to 1306. The entry way is a little dilapidated and of course there is no lift but it was a great relief to step through the threshold into the apartment that not only matched its description but exceeded my expectations.
Giovanni showed me the ropes and the quirks that are ...
Today we take our coach into the Tuscan Hills to visit San Gimignano. This the famous medieval hilltop town dating from 1100 AD. Beautiful preserved town with a church and fortress. It looks down on the Tuscan countryside and is known for Chianti wine.
The rest of the day was free to walk around Florence. Back at our room at the very old hotel in the central part of Florence, Ray just opened the window and you can hear the bells in one of the many bell towers ...
... br> Anyhoo, i just missed out on the basilica (which shut at 4pm for some reason!) and was going to head to the gallery where the real David is - but stomach was calling for food. As the sighting of the real David wasn't on the priority list (save it for next time!) i opted the hike up the hill to feed my stomach, and quench my thirst!
All plans to head back into town to get some final night shots and a final night wander went out the window when i ...
... was incredible, and the people I met there were some of the best I’ve met on my trip so far. I can guarantee that I wouldn’t have enjoyed Florence as much if I hadn’t got with this group. Italy is off to a good start.
Still no Australians though. Its like when all the birds fly away before an earthquake or something… kind of eerie.
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