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Travel Blogs from Florence
... we settled in and went for a look at a pretty to vintage store that we spotted on the way to the hostel. The range and quality of the clothes was phenomenal. However the prices were also phenomenal, and not in a good way! We browsed the store before making our way back to the hostel. Back at our accommodation we went to the bar/restaurant area and ordered some food. The prices were fair, but the food not anything special. But budget price gets budget food I guess. After dinner ...
... is completely different in Florence. It's a heavy heat that does not move. There is no air flow which makes it ten times worse. It also makes lugging around your luggage a huge task. Needless to say, when we got to our hostel, we had about 2 hours to waste before we could check in, and we needed a break. So we decided to lounge by the pool to cool off before taking on the city.
After we had settled ...
... a bit and getting something to eat before I head into the gardens and museums of this massive Palazzo (it's reminding me of the Louvre in it's enormity). I go down some side streets to find a piazza with trees and some restaurants. I find a nice lady selling fruits and vegetables. She lets me speak my little Italian and smiles so warmly. I think I love this little nonna. She picks out some tastly little Roma tomatoes and a nice juicy peach. She tucks a sprig of fresh ...
... with a 10min break between each, wine for the table was included too. By 10pm it was time to leave some people went out Pete and I decided to go home with a few others on the bus. The bus driver that we had for today was new and one of his first shifts and got lost so we were driving around and finally made it back to the hotel at midnight even people who went out got home before us. Ahh well made the bus ride home interesting. Time for sleep. ...
... and it's not just the jewelry shops (yes, only jewelry shops) lining its sides. During WWII, the German forces occupied Firenze for about a year. In 1944, as the Allied forces pushed ever northward, and Florence was on the verge of becoming the next battle ground, the German army began a retreat. To slow the Allied advance, they blew up every bridge across the Arno...save one. Supposedly Hitler himself gave the order to spare the Ponte ...
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