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We walked over to the farm animals and we saw an bambi, it was so cute.
The story was the farmer found the bambi beside its mother and the mother was dead. And it was only 12 days old. It was so sad.
So today is the second day we arrived at the first town this one had the most bell towers you will see.
They had 14 bell towers. It is so much for a little town. We walked ...
Today we headed across the Arno River to the Santa Croce Church. This is a 14th Century Franciscan church, built by Arnolfo di Cambio, who designed the Duomo after finished the Santa Croce church. It has the same white marble as the Doumo, although it is just a facade, with the rest being brown bricks. The church holds the tombs for just about every important Florentine you can think of - Machiavelli, Michaelangelo, Rossini, Galileo, plus ...
... that for flying. One lady on our Back Roads tour had had breast cancer a few years ago and was wearing a sleeve all the time 'just in case' - she can't have felt the heat.
Firenze has a pop of only 500 000. We both thought it would be bigger.
We, or Susan had a siesta as it was the hot part of the day - the whole day was hot! Simon went for a small wander and returned with a Caesar Salad which was just what ...
... of being up on top of a curved dome.
Back on the ground, we walked down Via dei Calzaiuoli towards our last big ticket stop – the Uffizi Gallery. On the way, we stopped to do a bit of shopping (they had a Disney Store – how could we resist?!), and to get a freshly made waffle with Nutella gelato on top – so good!
There was a huge line at the Uffizi, but we got to go past most of it because of our Firenze Cards. The gallery was ...
... During dinner we had an Italian man serenade us as well as an accordion player. Everyone got up to dance a few times which was good fun. We then head out to the space electronic club. I was still feeling mighty hungover so I only had the free shot and a strong vodka orange to wash it down. There hasn't seemed to be such a thing as standard drinks here. It's all free poured according to taste. I reckon I could drink straight vodka by now, ...