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Ahhh.....Americans!!! Today we met up with 3 other fantastic American couples (Tom and Deb, Pat and Margie, and Tom and Lan) for a private tour of Pisa and Florence or Firenze in Italian. Our driver Angelo (no relation to yesterday's driver, Angelo) zoomed along the Autostrade highway to our first stop, the famous leaning Tower inside the walled …
... I hadn't seen yet, walked around the Church of Orsanmichele, one of the most beautiful churches I've seen from the outside, lots of beautiful statues and ornate stone work, it was closed so didn't go inside (was originally a granery for the guilds). From there saw the Piazza della Signoria this is where the Davide was originally placed when Michaelangelo finished it, now a replica is there so the weather doesn't destroy the original. Also many other ...
... of these women and girls were admitted into the duomo. By the time we reached the front of the line, I felt fairly confident it wasn’t going to be a problem. Soon it was our turn to enter. We walked into the duomo, and were greeted with a turnstyle requiring a ticket. To the left was a closed ticket booth. Apparently we were in the line for people who had purchased advance tickets. Concerned this would happen, we had done a quick internet search ...
... is unique- it's called Tuscan bread. What makes it unique? They don't use salt. None. So...our first dinner here was a reminder of my general dislike of Italian cuisine. It's a bit bland, and a bit dull. We had the Tuscan bread with Tuscan white beans, pasta, roasted chicken, and a mixed salad, all of which came completely unseasoned with salt, pepper, oil, and vinegar on the side. Sigh.
On the bright side, the Tuscan wine ...
... history, saw some sculptures and did a lot of walking. We saw the Duomo, which is a famous church in Florence, Santa Croce (another church), the sculptures outside of the Palazzo Vecchio (including a replica of David... We plan to see the real thing later this week), the Ponte Vecchio (bridge filled with gold vendors), Dante's house and Michaelangelo's crucifix. We saw lots more, but those are the things that come to mind right now. ...