Hotel Cardinal of Florence
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... seeing the Statue of David and other stuff as well. Florence (especially after Rome) isn’t that large. You can walk to the major sights quite easily, in this 1 hour walking tour we pretty much see most of the important sites in the city. The tour ends at a leather workshop where we are given a brief history of the Florentine Box the Florents invented. We also were given tips on how to see what leather is real and or fake. The final leg of our tour is a ...
... Della Signoria. After 515klms on the road today we were ready for dinner at our hotel Italiana Hotel & Resort and an early night.
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan ...
... that the treasury had been split up over the years, leading us to believe the exhibit was not very large and wouldn't have very much "good" stuff. Boy was that a misconception. There were 100s of all kinds of items, from crowns to bones of “saints” in beautiful objects of gold and silver decorated with precious gems. It boggles the mind that such wealth was accumulated centuries ago by the Medici family.
Next, we went to the ...
... one of the big bus tours like we were used to. It was a little air-conditioned van with two girls from Edinburgh, Scotland, the tour guide and a girl from the tour company. We hopped in and immediately we left with our first stop being a castle.
The amazing thing about Florence is that if you go east or west you’re dealing with suburbs and outer communities, but if you go north or south you’re instantly in the rolling hills of the ...
... and a good number of push bikes. Cars are stopped by police to check they have passes. Even the tourist buses have to wait in areas such as around the station.
Our legs were much better than yesterday, although each time we stopped and sat, it was a little hard to get going again. Then our normal evening of me typing this & downloading my photos and Greg 'snoozing' in front of his ipad or video camera with the TV telling us all we need to know in fluent Italian!! Buona Sera and Ciao!