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Leaving Florence we travel north to the Swiss lakes district through Parma and then Lombardi, Milano, lake Como, (George Clooney has a holiday house here) chiasso, crossing via the lake of Lugano. We also passed through the Gotthard Tunnel is a 15.003 km (9.322 mi) long railway tunnel and forms the summit of the Gotthard Railway in Switzerland. It …
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Overall, the entirety of the flight to Italy was quite draining. However, the food was pretty good. The first plane only had drinks (and food for purchase) but the second plane to Milan provided both dinner and breakfast. There was a choice for dinner to have chicken with rice or pasta with vegetables. Both of the selections were said to be relatively decent for airline food. For breakfast, there was no choice to be made because ...
... at the hotels and it has a touch screen that you can choose your coffee and in 30 seconds your cup is full! When it comes to coffee the Italians definitely do it right.
This morning we went into the Uffizi Gallery. There we got to see some of Botticelli's most famous works such as the Birth of Venus, and the Primevera. We also got to see the only painting Michelangelo ever did. I know it sounds weird that there is only one painting of Michelangelos, ...
... then a third to complete by 1359, like the Duomo itself decorated with inlaid stone, sculptures,reliefs etc all by 14th and 15th C florentine masters (Donatello, Pisano, Della Robbia). 400 steps take one to the top, slowly, to yield an unforgettable vista of the whole of this glorious Tuscan city! a 360 degree view over terracotta tiled roofs, the giant dome of the Duomo not much higher than where ...
... using Viber this morning - it worked great. It seems another "tick" for Hotel Casci in Firenze is that they have high speed WiFi - downloaded The Age in seconds as opposed to minutes at my "plush" Hotel Mecure in Lyon. Just waiting now for my pick-up to arrive to take me (with a load of Americans) to my Chasing & Repousse workshop - looking forward to it! Just made a travellers boo-boo - just checked out of the hotel and fortunately for me this is one of the few that I haven't ...