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Another quick train trip had us in Florence as a base for visiting Pisa the following day. After a thunderstorm it was out for dinner and a few drinks in a local bar.
We managed one morning walking around a few of the sights which was enjoyable stop over. The city centre was another old medieval …
... Medici family of Florence. The bus squeezed through the ancient iron gates to reveal a long driveway lined with pencil pines – your classic Tuscan landscape. At the end of the drive was the delightful villa, which now produces wine, olive oil, and provides a wedding venue service as well as a B&B.
We were educated about their wines, how to taste them, and of course, we tried several samples. To accompany the wines, we had ...
... back to meet our guys, taking some shots on the way.
We meet at the designated place a little late as Dianne had gotten lost. My eyes pop out at the number of plastic bags containing leather goods that are being carried. The girls are always ready for more, so we talk Josh in to looking for a jacket as well. We hope he will see one he likes and loosen his purse strings. We go to the store and find one he likes. I try a few on ...
... going up to 180 km per hour and stopping only at major stations like Bologna centrale on the way. The train was packed too, good thing we booked the tickets ahead, and it was a struggle finding a spot for our luggage. Two hours later we arrived at Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station, and headed for our hotel, the Hotel Burchianti only a few blocks from the station. The hotel is more of a family run pensione, but the ...
... having a quick look around here we then bought tickets for the Romanesque palace which is the cities town hall and a museum. The museum was really good, we saw some work of Michelangelo and other famous artists. The main dinning room ceiling is covered by well detailed painting and on the walls had massive painting right along the whole wall. We spent ages in here to admiring the work.
After a good hour or so working our way around the museum and admiring ...
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