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... in blue shirts! Eventually we ended up across the river--on the right path--where we walked through the beautiful Boboli Gardens. Another thing that made me chuckle was that no one really seemed to be in a hurry to reach the finish line. They kept stopping to look at store's window displays or at a cafe for some brioche and coffee. Everything is so relaxed here!
As a sort of "thank you for participating," everyone with a blue shirt from the race could get into pretty ...
... out there for a long while before slowly making our way back. On the way back to the hostel we picked up some breakfast and dinner groceries. Once at the hostel we cooked up a nice ravioli with vegies for dinner and then had some free sangria at the hostel before going to bed early.
Saturday 18th February
Today we had our cereal for breaky after a slow ...
... it was horse-drawn but was a little different to the carriage we had pictured – it was a large four wheel cart that carried about 20 people) which was a 45 minute plod through the sunflower fields with the odd vine to look at, not enthralling at all. Here we are in the land of Ferrari’s and we only got 2 horsepower!!. Back to the “winery” for a tasting of 4 wines, one white (Vermentino), two reds (Sangiovese plus Sangiovese/Cabernet ...
... which I got from the San Lorenzo market yesterday, is delicious! It actually has pecans in it which gives a really nice nutty flavor. Plus, it’s whole grain and very soft inside! It’s very different from any bread I’ve ever eaten, but I like it! I’ll definitely be paying that stall another visit in the future!
Last night was so much fun. FUA had a welcome reception last night at the Palazzo Pandolfini. That’s right…at a palace! It ...
... had broken her foot. It was hilarious and people at the bar were so confused about how she was singing. Classic to watch.
The following day we explored the city, including the scene-stealing Duomo cathedral, which rises above Florence. We also had a demonstration of Florentine leather making to understand the region’s traditional art.
Then we had a tour by a local guide which ...
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