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Travel Blogs from Florence
We set off today with some purpose - Jen reckons this is really an engineering trip in disguise - and today was to climb the dome of The Duomo, something I had wanted to do since watching a docco by the "Grand Designs" compere. The huge double skin brick dome is something to behold; add amazing frescos and the religious significance and we each had …
Trying to meet up with Michelle and Margaret, we arranged to meet at the Boboli Gardens which was somewhere in the middle of where each couple was staying. However the Gardens are vast and gates are many: suffice it to say we were in diffent places at the meeting time; via a few SMSs, we revised the plan and arranged to meet for lunch. This gave …
An afternoon and 2 full days were ahead of us plus, we were meeting Melbourne friends, Michelle and Margaret. We had a pocket guide to Florence and Jen's recollections from 30 years ago so, essentially, we were starting with no plan and hopeful to soak up whatever lay in store.
After checking in to the B&B, we walked the streets, …
... of canals but it also has something different.. I think I actually might like it better. A little more room to move around here! The heat has been STIFLING! Yesterday it reached 37 degrees Celsius and today is a high of 35. You pretty much melt from the minute you get up. Yesterday we spent the morning exploring and doing a little bit of shopping and then we had a wine tour booked for 2:00. Thankfully it was on a huge ...
... food. I think we have all added a few kilo to our waistlines. Mind you the amount of walking we have done has compensated to a degree.
We went back to the hotel for a rest. Allan and Rena set off to find a silver shop that Rena had researched. It wasn't open when they arrived so Rena suggested they head to via Santo Spirito where from her research there were some cobblers. Again the closest, Calzature ...
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