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... and make sure we were at the bus stop before 3pm. How to see Lucca, or not, in 2 hours. We laughed about it because we sometimes know that things while travelling can go wrong. Back in Florence we had a lovely fish dinner. 19th October 2013 Our last day in Florence. After doing some packing, we decided to wander once more through the streets and piazzas of Florence. We headed to the Ponte Vecchio, then on to Santi Spirito. We took a break near the Pitti Palace. ...
... Affittacamere Casa Micol . It was the cheapest one, so of course that was our option ;). It was pretty close to everything though, one block from Piazza San Marco, where we walked every time.
After dropping our bags, we decided that we needed to wash clothes. I was down to 2 clean t-shirts and Dilyara was completely out. We invested some money (19 euros) and two hours into washing and drying (partially) our clothes. Some of the clothes were ...
... from various invaders. Past where the chariot races used to held (still being excavated), past the Forum where trials were held and people went to shop, it has a 5 story shopping complex! Past numerous bath houses. Then all of a sudden there it is. Off the bus and a bit of a walk and we are looking up at it. First job was to have a group photo with the Triumphal Arch of Constantine as the backdrop. Then of into the coloseum. Only one third of the two outer ...
... are less than 15 minutes(ours were 9 and 12). We buy our bus tickets for San Gimignano at the Tabacchi shop in the Poggibonsi train station. The 40 minute wait goes by fast with a lady from England stopping to ask if I speak English. Do I look Italian?She is trying to buy a bus ticket from the train machine which isn't working so I point her to the Tabacco shop. The bus departure board has our bus leaving at the same time as another bus. The wierd thing is they both have the same bus ...
... close to Italy for its gastronomic contribution to my life - they have it all - gelato, espresso, pizza, gelato, pasta, wine, gelato, salads, risotto, cheeses, pastries and did I mention gelato?
Ryan is an early bird so while I was sound asleep, dreaming of my last meal, he was up and out foraging for my next one which typically consisted of extraordinarily fresh fruit, pastries, juice and of course, coffee.
Set up for the day, the concept ...
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