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On Thursday morning, we wake early enought to get out for a lovely stroll into the historical center of Florence when very few people are up & out. The streets are peaceful - even Piazza della Signorina and the Duomo area are fairly quiet. We walk around to find a cafe open for a cappuccino ... yum ! Then we head a bit north of the Duomo to find the Palazzo Medici Ricardi, a Renaissance palace where we can ...
... Best man was red carded twice. RoW and Ireland won 3-2 . Sadly I missed it as I thought Id just stretch out on the bed and close my eyes for a moment and didnt wake for
1 and 1/2 hours. Casualties remarkable few - one man tore his calf muscle and was in quite a bit of pain, finally went for medical attention today, and one of the women got flattened by a tackle which progressed over the sideline. Only dignity dented a bit there.
Arriving in Rome and picking up our hire car reminded us how really efficient Australia is and how well sign posted everything is. The lady at Budget wouldn't talk to us until we had got a paper number. Then told us the car wasn't ready yet and she would call us again in 10 mins. When this didn't happen we were told to get a number again by this stage there was quite a queue so ...
... explore without restriction. Once you get past the entry you can walk anywhere in the city. There were steps leading into apartment buildings that you were allowed to climb just as Romans did two thousand years ago! One amazing ruin that is almost completely preserved is the amphitheater. It held up to 3,000 people. It was completely open to explore, and it was amazing to walk up the steps and through the arches.
After visiting Ostia, we came back to campus. Since we ...
... and had fun wandering the streets. I highly HIGHLY suggest anyone wanting to see the sights walk around and get lost - I can't tell you how many helpful polizia we had to stop on our way to the fountain, but it was so worth it! Beautiful sights and areas I wasn't even prepared to see! Also, Noel had a really good eye for areas off the beaten path and we stopped in a beautiful building near Colonna (where we may or may not have trespassed) to see some ...