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... Di had enjoyed a few years before and remembered the owners, we hit the leather markets/shops. We became skilled bargainers and managed to find a few things. Even Di parted with her money for a nice handbag. Then it was off to join our Segway Tour. What fun and laughter! Vanessa our trainer and tour guide was just lovely - a real passionate Italian young girl. We all had to learn how to drive them firstly in this little ...
... gt;500, and there was a stage with gymnasts practicing while we were walking through. No doubt you'll hear about this wedding on a tabloid somewhere. I snapped a photo of the menu on one of the place settings for kicks.
that was enough for one day, so we headed back into Florence, but not without a nice stroll along the Arno, as it was getting on toward sunset.
We found the ...
... so, for a few reasons.
- As Avenue Q teaches us, everyone is a little bit racist. I bought it from an Italian vendor, as opposed to some of the other vendors who heckle you and harass you as you go.
- I worked at Roots for 1.5 years selling leather bags, so I have a decent sense of what it is supposed to feel like
- The merchant, Ferri, showed us many of the tricks other vendors use to make their stuff look genuine (Florence "stamps" ...
... of the factory. Each leaving with a bag of Tuscan pasta in our hands, we hopped back on the bus and finally made our way to Florence.
Once we arrived, we met Claire, a friendly TA from the SU Florence program, who led us around town and gave us an overview of the history Florence contains. As the sun set over the Arno river, Claire and our professor left us to our own devices. We broke into various groups, ours going out to get gelato across the river. We returned home to ...
we were a bit rested we made our way to the Basilica of Santa Croce,
to pay our respects to the final remains of Galileo, Machiavelli, and
Michelangelo. We had dinner at a cheap restaurant near the hostel,
where I tried, and enjoyed, my first spaghetti with tomato sauce and
Nathan ate his first Pizza in Italy!!!
decided to call it an early evening and to prepare for a final day in
Florence tomorrow, and our evening journey to Rome.