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Travel Blogs from Florence
... Head back, mouth open. On each side of the dome are large open chapels which are used on a regular basis. Underneath the floor of the cathedral remain the foundations and relics from the Cathedral of St Reparata, including frescoes, marble tiling and a marble casket bearing the crest of the Medici family. The subterranean vaults were also used for the burial of Florentine bishops throughout the centuries, and to his honour, ...
... wine in Italy! It was the perfect end to our first day.
Well, by “end of the day,” I mean for my jet-lagged parents. After dinner Kate, Joe and I grabbed some more wine and ended up meeting up with my friend Emily from Susquehanna who is also studying abroad in Florence for the semester. Even though Susquehanna is small school, it’s also quite the small world I have come to realize. It was great to hang out with her ...
... to get together since the being of school, but with everyone being on different schedules, it was really difficult to get all 25 Iowa Staters together. But we FINALLY got it to work out! We all stuffed our bellies full and talked about our experiences so far since being abroad, and pretty much everyone I talked to was not ready to leave the beautiful city of Florence. I sure as heck know that I'm not!
XOXO Sarah ...
Well guys, it was our last day in Florence today. DCD and I have walked some miles and PLENTY of steps! If I see one more step in the next day or two I'll cry!
We leave tomorrow for Paris. DCD is threatening for us to climb the Eiffel Tower. I will if he does! LOL! That will give him some thought as he doesn't really like heights! Ha!
So to catch you up on our wanderings of the last few days:
... sat on the steps outside a church where we met some musicians from Sardinia. They were more than happy to lend us their guitar as we played them "Stubborn Love". Before you know it everyone had joined in with bongos and other percussion instruments. The guitar passed around and by the end must have been at least 20 of us jamming and singing the night away. Time flew and it was 3am by the time we left. Our new Italian friends drove us back across town and we wished them adieu ...
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