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... my classmates first language so it is forcing me to speak more Italian than I natually would which is why I came in the first place!
For those interested (or not) my steps recorded by fitbit today are 16,465 which translates to 7.9 miles which also explains why my back is sore! walking on uneven wet cobblestones is a bit dangerous, I'm really surprised I haven't seen anyone fall yet, including myself!
A domani, buona notte! Per i miei nipoti, nonna ti ama!
... the leather markets, and of course you can never have too many handbags, unfortunately there were no husband sitting facilities nearby, aka a pub.
2 handbags a purse and a key ring later, we venture off for lunch at a ristorante in Piazza Sant Mariia something or other. Had a lovely mixed platter of Bruschetta and shared some tortellini for lunch, and a quick pint to sooth the shopping ailments.
Three more hours of sightseeing and ...
... or anything!
WE then turn right and head into the Piazza di Repubblica. The fancy shopping area of Florence, Prada, Zara, Gillia...all the beautiful shops. In the middle of the piazza they are setting up for a fashion show, tinkering with the curtained walls of the exhibition area and runway, making sure the plants and lightening are all ok. Turns out the Hard Rock Café Florence is in a very nice part of town.
After a glorious dinner we have a leisurely walk back to the hotel.
We started the day with a return to the Duomo. When we attended mass on Sunday, we did not take pictures ... Probably would have gotten us kicked out of church. The line was really long to get into the church so we went around and got in the much shorter Duomo Dome Climb line ... Didn't really want to do another major stair master climb but figured it would get us into the church much faster which it did. ...
... so far. In general, the taxi drivers in Rome are excellent drivers, weaving through traffic at a breakneck speed. But our jovial driver this morning was in a class of his own, taking every opportunity to the put the "pedal to the metal", followed by many last-second panic stops to avoid fender-benders. During one stretch of open highway near the airport, Dee noticed the speedometer reading 160km/hour (almost 100mph)!
We said our ...