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... by the ole lonely planet guide as well as by the Sez and Kieran who got stuck for a week after a nose to tail incident a few years back - we were in a risky mood so we set the route to Sienna. It was the day after the Palio, so the dirt was still there, following famous horse race race - stands for watching were still up and as we gelato'd took in who cool it would have been to be here for it... Yesterday!!! Rome bound - we had ...
... for Pisa. We were pretty skeptical of the restaurants we would find because of our bad food experiences in Venice. We decided we would just look at restaurants while we made our way toward the meeting point for our tour. We checked out several menus but they were either overpriced or the food looked terrible.
We eventually found a little café off the main road that looked promising. As sick of sandwiches as we were, we got some sandwiches and ...
... pushing/holding up pics, as this is really all there is to do in Pisa.
After that, we wandered around Pisa, ate gelato, and found a hilarious playground with mini-trampolines (see video below). There were a few other instances of shady individuals trying to get close to us but nothing too serious.
Around 5:30, we hopped a train to Florence, to catch our connecting train to Venice. This involved a bit of ...
... are few rules - whips are allowed and can be used to whip other horses as well as your own! Il Palio puts a whole new meaning on the phrase "free for all"!
Whilst in the square, we climbed up the Torre del Mangia, no less than 400 steps! Fantastic views over Siena in every direction. Mangia means "money eater" and relates to the extortionate salary paid to the bell ringer in days gone by!
The other big pulling power of ...
... br> Crocker's! We downed all of it in record timing. Sarah thought it would be a good idea to dare me to drink a cup of vegetable oil for some Gelato, guess what I did it!! I about gagged it all back up though. I would do just about anything to be watching some football and tailgating with all my friends...but I guess spending my time it Italy will have to do ;) Off to watching my Cyclones kick the Hawkeye's ass!