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Travel Blogs from Florence
... there has been a lot of outrage from the locals as I am sure it will effect the tourist trade to a certain level but I guess the Road Racing will bring it a lot of additional people and cycling is huge in Europe. Still deciding if I will go into The Uffizi as I have been through a couple of times in the past. I certainly won't go in today as already there is a huge line. They offer express tickets - a bit more expensive but I ...
... and was completely underway by the 15th century. Around 1475 a huge slab of marble was provided to Agostino di Duccio by the Operai of Firenze. This sculpture was to be placed high upon the Santa Maria del Fiore. Duccio failed miserably and a second artista was commissioned to finish the sculpture. However, this artista failed also and the huge slab of marble lay prone for nearly 25 years. Having cursed two previous artistas, this slab ...
... were all getting ready for bed it seemed, and we had just had lunch and were heading out for an afternoon tour! Still so weirded out about the time differences!!! Here we were in singlets and shorts and they’re all rugged up! Funny!
Just before we hung up, Bella was yawning seemed – and doing the thing where she stretches her arms out. It was so cute!!! And she had been so dopey the entire time as I think they’d been asleep! Sorry pups! J
... one even landed on my leg. They chirp at you from under the seat, next to your feet even landing on the chairs briefly. They are real little characters and we shall miss them. As the weather held we returned to town for the procession which appeared to relate in some form to the ambulance service as the carried the statue of the Madonna in the street. More than that we can only guess at as no one spoke any English and our Italian is too basic. Still it was nice to watch. ...
... Bridge once did. These are now expensive jewelry shops which is where the bridge gets its name.
We finished the walk at Piazzale Michelangiolo. This plaza is atop a large hill with a beautiful fountain and cafe giving breathtaking views of the city. We spent a good hour here relaxing and listening to the musing being played which couples danced romantically before heading in the direction of dinner. Again we took the recommendation of ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed