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... to the Tower we were discussing the weather and I said that it would freeze your balls off and another Australian couple asked if we were Aussies and said hi. I ran into a couple yesterday as well. I don't speak to any for a month and run into two lots in two days. We got the mandatory touristy photos and had some lunch. We all decided on pizza and I asked for some chilli. I reckon that a snow cone will come in handy in the next few ...
... room. Some people struggled with the climb, but once at the top the views over Firenze were sublime.
We also climbed the 414 steps of the Campanile (bell tower). This was actually much harder as the steps here were taller and steeper, and we had to cope with people coming down (i.e. flatten yourself against the wall to let them pass). Once at the top what was left of your breath was again taken away by fabulous views.
The queue for the ...
... Finding the right place to pick up the tickets was the challenge, and we finally figured out the right door to get the ticket and then the right line to stand in to get into the museum. The frustration was being felt by many, as I heard one guy say "Mom! I have NO idea whether we have to go back to stand in another line, please JUST be quiet".
We did end up in the right lines and they did in fact let us ...
... amassed by the Medici family for centuries before the end of their lineage. The Uffitzi, even on our best attempts to breeze through it at breakneck speeds, easily consumed up a good 2-3 hours of our time. We had a late lunch, then made a visit to Museo Galileo, a museum dedicated to science.
Museo Galileo, despite its name, is not entirely devoted to its namesake, but rather charts the development of science through ...
... out walking.
I don't think I've walked so much. I think I'm almost done walking now, I have blisters on my feet and I've been wearing thongs.
Florence is like a dream come true, and a photographers paradise. The lady at the front decks said to me stick to the river and at a point you will get the famous bridge and there are many, many jewellery shops. My ears just pricked up instantly when she told me that. I now had a mission.
So I'm walking ...