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Fun facts about Florence:
- Florence was the capital of Itlay for 5 years
- Perspective was invented here
- Centre of the Renaissance
- statue of Donatello (St. George) 1st perspective (1417) 100 years before David
... the history and the sites of Rome, we both felt it was dirty and at times we didn't feel safe. We boarded our train and headed for Florence. Very impressed with trains - comfy, and fast - we actually reached well above the 244 kph In the pic. Florence was like a breath of fresh air! We checked into our hotel, again very close to the rail, and headed off on foot to explore. On ...
... so we stuck to them. The other side of the river is way less touristy. The side that I live on is where the Duomo is and all of the major shopping is, so there are tourists EVERYWHERE and it's not even peak season yet. *It is going to be a zoo when you get here in April, Mom.* The other side of the river feels more authentic, and in my opinion, that's where the most beautiful parts of the city are (the Piazzelle Michelangelo and the Boboli ...
After arriving by train we made our way to the apartment, another one I had booked through Air B&B. The apartment was less than a block to the Duomo and it was so modern with an attic bed. Our first afternoon was spent doing laundry and having some drinks with a few Americans that we had met.
The next day we awoke early to go on a tour of Cinque Terre. This was the first tour we had ...
... are four cruise ships in port today. "Usually we only hava two but is Ok. It a maya be a bita crowded." Our first stop will be Pisa. You may have heard that there's a tower there. We have heard it. Eight thousand people on four cruise boats have heard it. So why hasn't the local council heard it? No problems with the tower. It's truly amazing, even though it seems to be leaning a little. The issue comes when ...