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... you'll see in the pictures the houses are brightly colored and placed just about anywhere they could get them on the hillsides. The colors of the houses are so the fishermen could spot their houses from the sea while fishing. The terracing they do here is quite impressive also. Assuming California had rain to support it, Californians could put some of those hillsides to good use by taking a look at how the Italians do it.
... stairs to reach the top of the Duomo. This gave an excellent view of Florence. You were able to see the entire city and the rolling hills of Tuscany in the background.
Also worth mentioning, was Notte Bianca, or White Night. Notte Bianca is a celebration of labor day in Italy. It is basically a huge festival with musical performances and entertainment in every plaza in the city. The festival goes all night from 7pm-5am, but Jordan, my roommate Heather and I ...
... bottom of the hill of the Piazzale Michelangelo. We stopped in after our climb to get some food. My first Florentine Pizza did not disappoint. The crust was thin and crispy but soft at the same time. The sauce was kind of watery but very rich and delicious. The cheese was just the right amount of melty. It was amazing. That was my first of many Florentine pizzas.
Until next time,
... Church, and a crypt where the remains of the saint are interred. The interior of the Upper Church is an important early example of the Gothic style in Italy.
We had 90 minutes assigned here and after exploring the Church, we moved further up the hillside it was on and had a lovely lunch at a local café overlooking the whole valley. A beautiful view that photographs do not do justice and a place it would be lovely to have a ...
... chill. The washing nearly dried, rich and I walked to find a laundrette. We walked about a Klm, no luck, we went back Upstairs only to find there is one 90metres away. We went there, got it all done, all folded and washed. Out for dinner, pretty average, didnt feel very well afterwards so the kids and I went back to apartment and chilled out. Rich, mum and Pauline went for a walk. Off to bed early tonight, Roma in the ...