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Antonella tells us that no one in Italy likes the people of Pisa. They have a saying that it's better to have a dead person in your house than to have a Pisan knocking at your door. In Pisa, in addition to the tower, is a cathedral and a baptistery (which is the largest of its kind). The Pisano family donated money to build the tower of solid marble. After the 3rd tier, they realized it was not level so they ...
... we walked north as we had tickets for the Galleria dell 'Accademia (where Michelangelo's David is housed). We had a few hours available to us, so we found a little restaurant for an early lunch. The staff there reminded us of old American movies where staff dress up like old fashioned airline staff (or the current BA attire). We expected the waitress to be chewing gum and asking us what flavour of ice tea we wanted ?? The food was great, and we were lucky enough to strike up ...
Arrive Florence, glad we made it and didn't go to the Hotel, who knows what would have happened the next day, as nothing Air France said could be believed, and everyone is on strike!!!
The Florence apartment is great, and centrally located. We went out for tea and then a walk, and watched part of the Fashion week festival. Finished up at 11:30pm
What a day....will sleep well tonight!!
... this long...well, ever. I think we will go to Carlo Menta for dinner on Friday and then out to explore the city and celebrate my birthday! I am excited to show them around the city now that I have my bearings and it will be great to have some familiar faces around.
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... the Baptistery with the famous bronze doors. These doors are said to have started the Renaissance period. In the same square there were many statues; one was made by Chilani and depicted Percius slaying Medusa. It's entirely made of bronze. Lastly, a replica of Michelangelo's David statue. The real one is in a local museum now.
Our walking tour ended at Leonardo's Leather factory. Here we got a ...