Hotel Santa Croce
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Today we got a slow start since we had no scheduled trips. It was raining in the morning but we decided to head out in the afternoon to see Santa Croce. It was a beautiful church where a lot of famous people were buried- Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo to start! Afterwards, we crossed the Arno River to hike up to the Piazzale Michelangelo. …
... in this time. The one we did go in however is called the Santa Maria Del Fiore which is also known as Piazza del Duomo built in 1436 only taking 150 years to complete. Ha. The roof on the inside was painted by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari. If you looked straight up to the centre of the dome it was painted as heaven and as you looked out towards the outside of the dome it was the battle between heaven and hell, leaving hell to the outer side. It ...
... and a blue scarf . I enjoyed the markets because they were different and had a different atmosphere.I at the Italian shops and they mainly wear bright colured dresses and jewelery but, this style did not appeal to me so i did not purchase anything . I walked back to my hotel which was 7 km away but I liked it because i got some sun as well as fresh air and exercise for the day , when i arrived back to the hotel ...
It was my last full day today. So, should I just doss about Bologna, really chill on my last proper day?
I went to Florence and then Pisa instead. Better not waste the rail pass on my last day!
It's usually me who sits on the wrong seat and has to move but this time I watched a man approach a woman and presumably tell her what people are usually telling me and ...
... coming back to the apartment/hotel - we stopped by a street vendor where I baught myself a nice backpacking bag. The guy wanted 50 Euro, but I ended up paying only 27 for it. For Shabbat, we went to the main synagogue (which was incredibly beautiful!) and then to the Chabad house for dinner. Thankfully we got back early and were in bed by 9:15. Though we wanted to go to synagogue the next morning, we ended up waking up at ...