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Travel Blogs from Montespertoli
Livorno was the next stop where most of our 'cruise buddies' headed to either Tuscany, Florence, Pisa or Cinque Terre. We decided to have another quiet day without too much travelling - instead we got off the boat and had a quick wander around Livorno. We decided to visit some of ...
... from a ground level perspective. Needless to say this generates a certain amount of lively chatter from the ladies and dark muttering from the gentlemen. We also viewed examples of how moulds and plaster casts have been created through centuries to produce replica figures to adorn cathedrals, churches etc. Michelangelo on the other hand started with one enormous 4m high block of marble and somewhat ...
... views over Florence. The River Arno runs through and the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo (cathedral dome) are there in the distance. Souveniers are plentiful and the heat ferocious but twas grand to be there.
I had booked onto a walking tour which included David, the Gates of Paradise, the Duomo and "various sites around the old city". All of the above were amazing – David is gorgeous ...if maybe out of proportion – but who am I ...
... olive oil and salt), prosciutto ham and some incredibly soft cheese. Whilst we were savouring the taste sensation we were given an introduction to the wine regulations and standards of the Chianti region. This includes the Doc-G accreditation and the Black Rooster label – both of which ensure that the bottled wine meets an excellent standard that is guaranteed. A true Sangiovese wine must have no less than 85% Sangiovese ...
... stage), so I ask her "What's your conspiracy theory on the deer, dear?" Italian radio is still not working for us as you can see. Even I know I shouldn't go any further with this story!
Other than that, today we visited a bunch of towns which were uneventful but all pretty in their own way, and it was a reasonably leisurely day after all of Florence all in one day! That was trying but well worth the trip (Gosh, I'd give up Florence for another week ...
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