Locanda Starlight Hostel
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... crossing the famous Ponte Vecchio (bridge). Today the shops on the bridge are all expensive jewellery shops but once they were stinky fish mongers and butchers (all refuse being chucked into the Arno).
We took our time to get going this morning and after breakfast in our courtyard, walked down to the Galleria Accademia where, with pre-booked tickets, we didn't have to wait ...
... plums and wine. We have a little backpack that we can carry all this stuff in...so we packed up and walked over past the Uffizi to catch that clever little C1 that would take us to LaPira to catch the 25A. The description of this trip on a blog was "get on the bus and up and up it goes high into the hills above Florence. As you climb higher the scene becomes rural and the bus empties out". ...
- Crossed the Ponte Vecchio, the only bridge in Florence to survive the Nazi bombings after they evacuated the city during World War II.
- Saw enough replicas of Michelangelo's David to justify skipping the 11-euro, 2-hour queue to see the real deal at the Accademia.
- Explored the Palazza Pitti and spent a wonderful afternoon getting lost in the Boboli Gardens before catching my train outta Italy.
Thurs 23 Aug Modena - Firenze (aka Florence)
Learning experience or what? Autostrada towards Bologna, then on to Firenze. Not a long haul and Sally, now she has permission to use motorways, has been doing us proud. We missed our exit into Firenza (doesn't exist acc Sally), but the alternative turned out better. We found the Camping Michelangelo (no joke) as per recommendation of S and T. €40 for the night, but ...
... dessert I've ever had the pleasure of eating. The house-made chocolate torta is the only true celebrity at this table. Not surprisingly it has become my ...