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... Ponte Vecchio survived, supposedly because Hitler had done an art tour in Florence and ordered the Nazi bombs to stay away from the bridge. On this beautiful morning, Fall was in the air for the first time since I've arrived; last nights' stormy clouds in the distance were changing colors as the sun rose, making the view from the bridge over the Arno river magical.
Not but 10 minutes later I was at Galleria dell'Academia. It is famous because it houses ...
... got off the bus and
had to walk up to the Leaning Tower from the coach park. It was very hot and
very busy. It took us about 15 minutes to walk there. We were then given 45
minutes to take our photos and explore the tower. It was very interesting to
see it and our tour leader had explained that when the tower was being built –
it was actually build leaning. They build the first floor an noticed it was
leaning, so they built the second level to ...
... 8211; what a shame!!
Our legs and feet were still calling for rest, so we headed back to the apartment for a rest and quiet dinner.
Tomorrow is a walking tour around Florence.
The Medici’s ruled and had loads of money – if we had just a little of their wealth, it would last several lifetimes.
Reporting in: For a shorter day, still an impressive 9,705 steps and 4.13 miles – ...
... time between 2 and 15 minutes. In germany, not a single train was delayed by a second
-My american eagle shoes with memory foam insoles have performed admirably thus far on the trip. Didn't break them in at all beforehand and haven't had any pain or soreness after walking and standing for hours everyday for weeks
-Quite a few europeans wear american sports apparel. The team that's been the most well represented has been the chicago bulls, oddly enough
... bit scary especially where there was only one way up and one down and the stairs where only one person wide, but had to accommodate both the ascending and descending people. My knee didn't like me too much after that one, as evidenced by the constant shaking of my my legs for about 20 minutes after we reached the ground.
It was good to reach the ground again, not just to get away from the constant queuing but also that the sun had started to come out and ...