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It seems like so long ago we were in Florence but it has been only a week! We have managed to fit in so much in these two weeks. It is exhausting but rewarding work. The main reason to travel to Florence was a day trip to Pisa. It wasn't really the most exciting place we had been to and the heat had taken it out of us but we made the most of it …
... We watched some kids run into a creperie and decided it was time for Mom to try her first Nutella crepe. They are so gooey and chocolatey and sweetly delicious. Once we were in Santa Croce, we only had a little time, so went straight to the Masters' tombs. I can't explain the absolute disbelief and surrealty of standing in front of the spot where Galileo, Michelangelo and Dante rest. I mean, you're literally 10 feet from the father of modern astronomy, the painter of the ...
... we walked more than 400 stairs to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of the city. It hurt, but it was worth it. It gave us a better idea of the size if the city, which is pretty small and walkable. After that, we stopped for some pizza and walked down to the Uffizi, the famous museum that houses Renaissance masterpieces by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you know... Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Rafael. The line ...
... at midnight under the moon and past the amazing Duomo and Renaissance structures of Florence on the way to our hotel. Oh what a memorable day - first wine tasting in Tuscany and then this unexpected amazing dinner tonight at a restaurant near the Arno River.
When we got back to the hotel - we knew we needed to get right to bed as we had a full day the next day and needed to be at the Uffizi Gallery by 930am (early for us). I was reading a little bit about the museums we ...
... some of the most fantastic buildings and works of
art in Renaissance Italy. Their Palazzo (small urban palace)
certainly looked like it belonged to a very wealthy family. Parts of
it are even still used today to hold official ceremonies of the
Florentine government. The Palazzo even contains the famous
Procession of the Magi fresco, which we unfortuantely could not take
pictures of, but you should definitely google.