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... us to sit down, We learnt out lesson well.
I actually had a Turkish kebab for lunch. Not the best as it has been altered for Italian taste. I can tell you now that the Italians do not do chilli well if at all.
Last night in Florence. Deb has cooked a curry as Chris Terren and Jamie are coming to dinner. I am sure we will knock off the usual 6 to 8 bottles of wine.
... A car travelling on the otherwise of the road (get this) backwards with two cyclists riding in front of his bonnet, all going in the same direction. I think only in Italy we could see something like this.
The surprise awaiting us at the top of the stairs on the second floor, is a modern, newly decorated, tastefully lit apartment in the heart of Florence. We are all exhausted by the time we get into the apartment and we get some rest to recover our energy.
... leather workers before they were evicted because of the smell and noise they made by the ruling Medici family. It is now the centre for jewellers and goldsmiths and several thousand tourists. For a famous Florence tourist sight we considered it is best seen from a distance.
The little restaurant attached to the hotel offers us a welcome drink with organic apertiva which is quite substancial and enjoyable. This becomes our dinner with ...
... sight. (Thanks Sue for the suggestion) We walked back via a different route and crossed over the Ponte Vecchio and returned to the center of town. The front of the Duomo was full of thousands of tourists, so we walked around the back and found a quitter place for a coffee. Jude did some smalll item shopping and we walked through the backstreets to the station to catch our train. The train started out on time, but managed to arrive about 5 minutes late, so we had the thrill ...
... Vecchio to look at the Medici apartments. Although tired the Dan Brown tragic’s want to locate the map in the gallery of maps behind which the book says is a secret passage and to see the hall of five hundred as featured heavily in his book.
As with our last night visit here there are no queues or crowds, the building is eerily quiet but floodlit to perfection. We start waking through the Medici apartments. Looking down from the first floor ...