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Spent Sat and Sun exploring Florence again. This week we get the fierenze card to see the museums for three days. Yesterday we meet up with Luca and had a great day walking up to San Miniato al Monte and Piazza Michelangelo, nice day but windy. Took lots of pictures, walked all over town and went for a nice pasta lunch. Today we rest, shop and rest some more. The next 3 days will be hard work waiting in ques and viewing all the galleries. Will talk again soon.
Frank and Lynne
... frustrating with the heavy-duty touristy feeling from so many tourists even at this time of the year.
Wed 29h: More meandering and exploring: took the #12 bus from the station to the Piazzale Michaelangelo where we could see the panorama of Florence and while up there, viewed the The Basilica of San Miniato al ...
... of a magnificent building with fabulous statues. How lucky can you get? Today we visited Orsanmichel Church and museum, then took the bus up the windy hills road to Fiesole. This little town is just beautiful, full of very large villas with great big terraces with magnificent views across the hills to Florence. In many of the streets, there are small paintings covering fuse boxes - so cute!! We even stopped for a while in St Francesco's church, listening to ...
... by a lovely old chap to tell us that the campsite was now closed to cars, caravans and Motorhomes,.. they could only accommodate small tents and backpackers. Apparently it is a government declared thing. The folks who had the lease on the campsite (they had it for 50 years),.. had the lease terminated and were given access to a new campsite 6 Klms out of the centre of town, on the river. After researching other options, we finally decided to stay in this new site and put ...
... Chapels where members of the ruling Medici family were buried. The opulence of the La Cappella dei Principi (Chapel of Princes) was amazing. The walls and floor totally covered in different coloured marble catches the eye. It was a pity that photography was not allowed in the chapel because only pictures can really tell the true story. The money that would've been spent to at the time would have been astronomical. A fair amount of narcissism ...
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