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We woke to no alarm or bells ding or donging or dogs barking.
We had another light breakfast - you never feel like eating a lot when it is 25 deg at 8.30.
We left our bags at hotel and headed off to do the 'Hop on Hop off Bus' Blue circuit so we could get off Michelangelo's Statue on the hill overlooking Firenze. We had a some lovely …
... it is winter, it gets dark quite early and very cool in the evenings, so we would sit back and watch a few Christmas or Greek movies – The Guns of Navarone, Mamma Mia, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Scrooged, NL Christmas Vacation, Life of Brian, The Holiday. All in all, Christmas was very relaxing!
As our Christmas treat, we had organised to spend a week on a Greek Island but, if you are thinking “Santorini”, then you’ve got the wrong ...
... the Ducal Palace (though why she needs alcohol when she is so high on art remains a mystery!) and then returned to the hotel to relax and freshen up before dinner.
Tomorrow we move on to Parma (famous for its cheese) by way of a four hour taxi, bus and train trip. The actual travel time is much less than this, but of course you have to allow for connections etc. Meanwhile, enjoy the blog and the photos ...
... among others....talk about starting with the big guns! Being that early in the morning the place was nice and quiet and this was an art lovers dream......one person, one room and lots of favourite artists.
Between this room and room 22 there was only one other painting placed on Joys notes, all others were lovely to look at, but not worthy of study as they did not fall into her category. Then there was room 22 - some sort of exhibition/notes on ...
... a good menu of local dishes, and very reasonably priced: three courses, plus wine, dessert and coffee, came to 41.50, and could not have been faulted. We reckon on going back there tomorrow.
Speaking of which, that will be our last chance to visit the town's National Gallery, which has been closed for the holiday so far. Hopefully it will be open tomorrow, as it has several paintings by Joys boyfriends and it is in the beautiful and historic Ducal ...