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Travel Blogs from Florence
Tuesday 16/6/09 Museo archeologico Firenze
Our last day in Florence. Today we walked a little to the north of the city in, what our guide book calls, the San Marco area. It is a university area and every second building seems to be an institute of something or other. We wanted to go to the Museo archeologico because of its Etruscan …
Saturday 13/6/09 Uffizi
Tina, from our agriturismo, arranged by phone, a booking for us at the Uffizi today at 2:00pm. This is an expensive option, an extra E4 each, but to a great extent it reduces the queue waiting time. As it turned out, Saturday was not nearly such a busy day as Thursday.
The gallery we saw was basically on …
Friday 12/6/09 Cortona
A driving day today.
Drove around 2 hr down to Cortona, south of Sienna. On the way we stopped for bread at a San Casciana, a Tuscan town off the main motorway. A busy small town, we walked through the pedestrian central street, tiled with large pathing slabs around 6m wide and lined with small shops. …
Thursday 11/6/09 Firenze
Alisons knee is improving. Found our way around Scandicci this morning and off into the city by bus in the afternoon.
Our agriturismo is about 15 minutes drive down to Scandicci, so, this morning, in need of provision and cash, we ventured in and after only a few circuits were able to park near a small …
Wednesday 10/6/09 Bonassola to Scandicci
Driving across with a lunch stop at Lucca.
Set off around 9:30 this morning with half an hour of adrenelin driving to get off the steep , winding coastal strip before hitting the autostrada.
Lucca is a picturesque town surrounded by an intact city wall. Parking was easy as there …