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... s own Wurlitzer juke box and was open only on Saturdays for breakfast coffee and croissants. A more contemporary but equally delicious Italian feed was had at Lola. We tended to have a large lunch and on some evenings made ourselves a salad at our flat in our hot pink cupboard kitchen and eaten on our tiny but perfectly formed terrazzo. After one such supper we ventured out to the nearby Ponte Carraia for an exquisite gelato. I chose pear ...
... a lightening bolt and it missed which blasted the rock, or another reasonable explanation - erosion! - it's a stunning coastline. The right hand side drops away to the ocean and various villages, and at one point - Sophia Loren's house ! There are several good stories, on this drive, the cemetery that contains the inventor of the crossword (legend says he's buried at 4 down 2 across!) and the coastlines/islands that have inspired musicals (Ravello for Richard Wagner) ...
... Womby and Goldy ****** with each other, no more modern respectful relationship. F you and F you too !
But guess what? Found tickets attached to the Accedemiamen tickets in the other bag from yesterday so that was a positive. We still got the ***** with each other.
It's a shame we were cross and unfortunately we hung on to it a bit. Found Florence again. Wrong turns, map not showing the names of all the smaller streets, signs ...
... our perch in the sky, we set course for the Basilica di Santa Croce, in the east side of the city. As we entered the large Piazza Santa Croce, the church loomed like a skyscraper. This magnificent, Gothic-style Franciscan church dates back to the 13th-century, although the colorful facade and campanile were added in the mid-19th-century.
Following a short wait to buy admission tickets, we entered the church's cavernous interior, which houses ...
... intricate these paintings are. These are huge paintings, 12 feet high by 6 feet wide. They are usually of religious themes, since that is how art was expressed back then. Oh, by the way this art is from the 1300's to the 1500's. Absolutely beautiful. We could not take pictures or video. (That is how they get you to buy the guides, it worked). Then came the sculptures. They have a collection of unfinished works called the slaves. It represents 'slaves' trying to ...