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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
... Luther. On the entrance wall is the unfinished tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and his younger brother Giuliano, with three statues - the Madonna and Child, Saint Cosmos and Saint Damian. It seems bizarre that the tomb of the key person, Lorenzo the Magnificent, is unfinished, but there are stunning statues of two relatively unimportant people (a son and a grandson). No idea why this is the case. All the statues are fabulous, despite some of them not being quite ...
... and we spent about an hour and a half walking through the rooms. There was a display of lace that particularly appealed to Jude. They were a hardy bunch. Even the main bedroom had an ensuite that consisted of a shallow tIn tub and water pitcher and a hole in the floor as a privy. It would have been a quick I sprint back to the bed in winter. We continued our walk through the main part of town past the Uffizzi Gallery to the River Arno. We headed to the Piazza Michelangelo, which ...
One thing's for sure…we have certainly lucked out with weather. Another beautiful day – sunny, high of 15, and the long-range forecast for every city we’re going to in the next week or so is the same.
We got an early start and walked through our little neighbourhood and to the Arno river. There "Arno" words to describe it… anyone…? But seriously, what a view. There are certainly similarities between Rome and ...
... leaning tower of Pisa(please read next entry).
We arrived back in Florence and quickly rested before going out. We walked down to the river Arno through Ponte Vecchio which is the most famous bridge in Florence and is now full of jewelery shops.
We then walked through the beautiful streets of Florence taking in the various sites of interest before arriving at the truly magnificent Duomo. It was easily one of the biggest and impressive looking cathedrals which look ...
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