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... the investigation of the small streets with a few souvenirs
purchased. A sandwich lunch was purchased on the way home for a break. Later in
the afternoon we headed out again and purchased Maddi’s necklace for her Murano
glass necklace piece. Dinner at a local square near Rialto Bridge for pizza,
bolognaise and spritz. Night had fallen but with the area well-lit we walked
back over Rialto Bridge, the same stepped bridge that will see us drag bags
... the 97 degree heat over the Ponte Vecchio (the only remaining bridge built in the 1300's and is now the place where the gold dealers are) to view the gardens. It's quite dry here right now, we haven't experienced any rain yet, and so while the grounds were beautiful they were also a bit brown in places. Remember that Florence has the River Arno flowing through it but is also surrounded by hills. The Boboli Gardens are situated behind the the ...
... Paul will commute back and forth from his restaurants in the US to Florence (imagine those frequent flyer miles). Well Mary and Paul dropped chef’s names in Chicago for a while and as we were parting I told him I expected the best table in the restaurant in Vegas from now on “since we are neighbors” and oh by the way his Langoustines have gotten too expensive. Like a true restauranteur he told me how expensive they had gotten for ...
... San Gimignano and Siena
We got to sleep in until 7am today! After breakfast, we took the bus to the stunning Tuscan village of San Gimignano. Wow, what an absolutely amazing place! The village dates back to the 6th and 7th century B.C., and is situated high on a hilltop, making most of the cobblestone streets rather steep. Around every corner, we found quaint little alleyways and tiny shops set amongst brick ...
... Apparently Americans get a bad rap for being "rude". We had a guy ask if we were Canadian because we were so nice! Oh and Gelato!! How could I forget! It's soooooooo amazing. Krystal and I got lemon and strawberry and it was fantastic. So far this trip is a dream come true. Everything has gone so smoothly. Matt and I are so lucky to have Sam and Krystal to share this adventure with. It's 9:50 am right now. We're on the high speed train to Florence! I'll check back later! ...