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Travel Blogs from Florence
... came out, and now I had a cardi I didn't really need. Next was the Santa Maria Novella, which was way better, and not just because I could take photo's... It was because the staff were much nicer ;-) Santa Maria Novella is a beautiful church in, red, green and white marble, like the Duomo. It has enormous oil paintings on the walls. I found myself wondering about the stations of the cross. I always thought every Catholic church had the stations of the cross around ...
... of a free massage chair in the bar, getting a little too excited. To the east we travel along the river and at first look, Florence looks amazing. Still as old as Rome but there seems to be more detail. The first church we see, Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, has manicured gardens out the front has us in awe. We did not expect such detail in Italy, it looks like it should be from Amsterdam. We stop for lunch just by the Basilica just because they ...
... on our way. Surprisingly, Giaccomo is quite responsive as we cruise some 20 miles south through the hills of Tuscany toward the town of Greve in Chianti. Our first stop is near a terra cotta factory where we are blessed with a magnificent view of the countryside. To showcase the view, the owner of the factory has erected a gigantic circular portal made of terra cotta through which one can enjoy a "framed" overlook of the Tuscan hills.
... I did hear one of the recorded announcements as Santa Maria Novella. So when I got near the Duomo I got off. Fortunately there is a tourist info office right there on Via Cavour and they provided me with a map and more important a schedule of hours for most of the attractions.
To be transported into the quiet of the courtyard of the cloister of San Marco after the noise and bustle of the city is absolutely amazing. I managed to ...
... of my friends put it, you have such a love/hate relationship with the stairs going down ... You aren't desperately trying to catch your breath but your leg muscles are searing in pain. When we finally reached the road, we walked another 2km into Positano and collapsed on the beach. Positano is such a cute little town with narrow streets and shops, restaurants, bakeries everywhere. It's definitely geared towards tourists so we were glad ...
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