NH Grand Hotel Palazzo
Travel Blogs from Livorno
After trying to visit Pisa a few days ago, we wanted to return with more time. With a map this time, we headed to Piazza del Duomo. We had to carry all of our stuff so that was interesting but we found somewhere to eat on the way for a rest. We got pizza in Pisa! :) Once we got to the piazza, we were laughing to ourselves because so many tourists (probably American) had their ...
... and upright - hmmm, let's let that one pass.
The Scooter is predictably starting to leak oil. Theories include main bearing seal or "it's not built for this sort of punishment".
Apparently Paul witnessed a scooter rider with a canine passenger and one brave soul proving you can take a lawnmower on a Vespa.
Last night Paul caused much mirth in the kitchen at the excellent Pizzeria Nando in ...
... to visit.
We met the vans, back where they had dropped us, promptly at noon and we went to a winery for a light lunch and wine tasting. It actually was at a farm a few miles out of the city, a bed and breakfast to be exact, owned by a couple who bottle about 2000 bottles of wine a year from their own vineyard. We walked around the vineyard area before seating ourselves in a nicely decorated room. Serving olives, ...
Our day started meeting our driver dockside at 8am. We drove from Livorno where the ship docks to Florence. Before taking us directly into the town, our driver took us to an overlook where some of the pictures were taken from. There you can see the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Once in the main area of Florence our driver handed us over to our walking tour guide who explained in detail the architecture and the rise and fall of the great families as well as ...
... take time to see the rest of the museum which could take hours. We simply did not have hours to do that and Fabrizio's advice made sense.
If we are fortunate enough to go back to Florence one day, then spending time at Accademia and / or other museums would be worthwhile considering. What our tour was about today was an overview of Florence and that is exactly what we got, and more ... we had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs along the way.
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