Travel Blogs from Florence
After getting up and having breakfast we made our way to the train station which we then took to The Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower was cool because one of the sides has sunk down into the ground making it crooked. It is also ironic that the tower started to fall at the same time the government did. Our group decided to not climb the tower because it was an extra 15 euros that we hadn't planned ...
... until I found the right candidate. This non-English speaking gentleman was all lined up and I ran up and high fived him. The high five smack was SO LOUD. I kept walking, he looked confused and Doug got a photo of the moments after it happened. It was pretty funny and it makes me giggle.
The tower’s base was very interesting. I was intrigued by how the base has been sinking all over, but more in one direction. Check out the photos to see for yourself.
... world. We stopped to look at a guy who was sitting on the street, his equipment all around him, using spray cans and all manner of objects and tricks to create amazing scenes. We had to go back and get our video camera, and Sam ended up buying the one we filmed. He also had his caricature portrait done that afternoon. Ask him to show it to you when we get home. ...
... 8217;ll just say that it is an acquired taste… we chased it with the cognac. We learned that the color of red wine comes from the coloring in the grape skin, not the grape pulp itself which is almost always clear. The reason that white wine does not have much color is because the grape skin is not used during the fermentation process. In between the vineyards we stopped for lunch at an authentic Italian restaurant where our sommelier ordered ...
... it near Michelangelo - I'm sure she would have loved this place! Wandered through the streets, having to weave our way through the many tour groups that seem to be everywhere. And made it home for a siesta before heading out again. We discovered that the leather market is much more extensive than we had realised and spent a couple of hours pleasantly walking ...
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