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Florence for the day seems like a long way to go, but it is achievable with an early start. And an early start it was, too. Leaving home at just after 5.15, I drove to Ashford for the 0543 to Stratford. Surprisingly busy, even at that time of day. An easy change to the DLR (I had remembered to check the TfL live departures to know that I didn't need to run) and I was at City Airport by 6.45 for a 7.25 flight. It's much easier ...
I had a morning walk around enroute to the palace vechio. I ended up waiting around for 40min because a tour was going to start at 11. I'm glad I did a tour because she kept on referring to the book I'm reading at the moment which starts at this palace. It was another residence of the medicis and the history is quite interesting. Then I got lunch and walked to the boboli gardens. They ...
... it was too heavy for carryon!).
Pictures here include:
Photos of Munich Airport, sign of Flight to Florence
Sketch-my impression of people waiting for Flight from Munich to Florence
Photos of view from plane landing at Florence airport, Florence airport shop
Sketch-The Birdhouse courtyard view
Sketch-Lisa Rosa-going shopping
Sketch-Lisa Rosa-at the supermarket.
That is it for now. Until tomorrow.
Very cool this morning and wearing lots of layers. But the sun is shining and we are off to Sienna. Interesting ride along windy roads, narrow turns and I am helping Aldo drive with my mind!!! The vistas and countryside is absolutely incredible! Sienna is world famous for the Il Paleo horse race that takes place every year on July 2 and August 16 in the Il Campo square. Our Italian guide Analise is typical of how passionate Sienna is about this race - it is like a ...
... Duomo we returned to our friends in line to see David to find that they hadn’t moved very much. The line was about 3 or 4 hours long. It was only then that it dawned on us to try to make reservations to see it later in the day. This was a success, so we grabbed our tickets and tried to find the famous leather market of Florence.
We got a little lost, and a little wet from the rain, but we ended up stumbling upon the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge in Florence that ...