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Travel Blogs from Florence
Our day started early for us as the alarm went off at 7:30. We took the train from Rome to Florence today and got just a glimpse of the beautiful country side. After arriving in Florence we had a quick bite to eat and then headed for Galleria dell'Accademia to see the David. Standing over 5 meters high and carved out of marble this is an incredible …
We arrived in Florence on the 5th of June anticipating viewing the heart of the rennaisance. We caught the train from Bergamo to Florence and stayed in the Castri Hotel, 5 mins from the train station. We did a few hours walking tour that evening, got pizza for dinner (of course)and walked a bit more. There were heaps of street markets ranging from …
Nearby is the medici chapel, final resting place of some of florence's greatest family as well as some Michealangelo sculptures. Capella Medicee was great, unfortunately they had some scaffolding up for restoration but the bits you could see were great. Dark green and red marbles made a change from the usual white. Next Door were some Michealangelos, my favorite was his sculpture of the Madonna and child for the serene look on madonnas face, he seems to ...
... about where we were from and our travels. This girl was so lucky - her mum was Australian, but her Dad was Italian, So she can work in Australia, the UK and Europe with no hassles. SO unfair!! And she knew English from her mother, Italian from her Dad and her mum now lives in Canada so she knows French.. crazy!!
It was a lovely conversation. But i saw a Lindt chocolate shop and i was gone!!!
I had to quickly come back out because we were now miraculously at the ...
... with various hard cheeses like parmesan, ramono, asiago, sheep cheese, goat cheese. Gelato tasting with flavors like pistachio, hazelnut, mint, lemon, chocolate chip, coffee, vanilla, coconut, berry, cinnamon... Candy of all shapes sizes, colors, and flavors. Mom of course loved the anise & black licorice.
We had to come back to the hotel just to lay down and rest our bellys. :)
Also there were spice vendors, which smelled so good your ...
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