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... just because we wanted to cool off in the shade) to walk into the ticket office which had no line and got a ticket! Bam!
So to kill a couple hours, we wandered around the city and saw several very impressive artists outside the duomo and bought a beautiful tiny watercolor of a Tuscany scene. The artist spoke English well and was very, very nice. It seems pretty standard in Italy (as far as we know--Venice, Rome, Florence) to ...
... a palace that hosted the city council. It is still home to the Mayor of Florence sometimes. The mayor was not home so we got to walk around the whole palace, seeing majestic rooms with colossal paint covering the walls from top to bottom. The roofs were even an amazing work of art. Jas and mum didn't feel great so we cut the day a little shorter than usual. But it was still just as ...
... table and just chatting and listening to music was really fun for me! I really didn't need to do anything else that night, and I was really very content :).
My favorite night outs would be at a bar that had darts and pool tables and friendly bartenders and yummy drinks and lots of friends. It wouldn't be outrageously crowded, I could talk to my friends, I would dance and play games, I would drink ...
... him. In the meantime I re-packed the bags so we only had what we needed for this last leg of our journey. We have expanded a little bit but not as much as I wish we could have!! The shopping here is overwhelming! The clothes! The shoes! The jewellery!! So hard to resist… but so far we have been pretty controlled as we will need to work another 25 years just to pay for this trip!
By the time the packing was completed I fell into bed ...
Sept 6/Sat -
Climbed Brunescelli's Dome, all 463 steps! Saw the city from the top. Neat! Also visited the Academia Michaelangelo's, David and Santa Croce. Great lunch with the Mellis's. Looking forward to cycling tomorrow! Bye, bye Florence.
Go to train station and leave on trip - Bike Across Tuscany with Backroads Tour Company