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We decided it was time for a quiet day so, while Wendy and Roger headed out to visit some small villages, we had a day on the farm. After breakfast we did some clothes washing and read. Spent some time lazing by the pool. Easy lunch of whatever was in the fridge, a bit more lazing by the pool (perhaps a little too much as one of us was a little pink after) and late in the afternoon the young ones returned. Was nice ...
... is beautiful and the related parts of the monastery which are open are likewise. The Spanish Chapel, especially, is worth the effort of visiting alone. On the way there we passed by some very classy boutiques, the doors to which we avoided! Firenze is a very classy city and for those inclined to shop and spend there is unlimited opportunity. We've done a little ourselves. Next we ...
... the Italian countryside we noticed 2 main things, the vineyards and a similarity to Australia. There were kilometre after kilometre of bare vineyards (what a sight they would be in summer) gracing the green pasture laying underneath. The similarity to Australia really started becoming apparent as we hit the outskirts of Florence. Similar roads, unit blocks and fences (I know, even small similarities are noticeable from where we've been for the last week). Then ...
... an event around Florence called "Vogue: Fashion Night Out". The roomies and I got all prettied up and when out for dinner at the Medici restaurant. It was not a place any of us will ever want to go back too, but worth a try. After dinner we walked around by the Palazzo Strozzi, which is close to the Duomo. We saw the Editor of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani, crowd surfed to get free bags, took a picture with a famous Italian TV host, and got free wine/champagne all night ...
We arrived in Florence via train from La Spezia just outside of Cinque Terre around 1:00pm and headed straight to our hotel to check in and get ready to see the sights. Our room was really nice and we had tons of room to spread out and relax a little bit. Once we got cleaned up we headed out to the markets located down the street from our place and look for a couple leather bags we were interested in getting. Haggling was a necessity for ...