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Last day here in Frienze and I'm headed for a day trip to Pisa and Siena. Both were beautiful but Siena more so. All on Pisa is the leaning tower and TONS of tourists taking cliche photos. On the train ride to Siena, I guess I stank somewhat. So this is a first. I stink so bad, that people had to move away from me on the train. I sweat, what can I say. Laundry needs to be done. But whatever. Walked around Siena for a good 2 hours, picked ...
... up! Sitting might have been a mistake. Legs a bit wobbly when I got up. But off I went. Went chasing the Firenze Passport. That was way too involved and a very long story. But saw some amazing sites on my travels. Walked to the railway station and back. So ... Where now? OK ... Santa Croce looks interesting. Tried to walk into a back entrance of the National Library. They wouldn't let me in. Looked like a church. Let's try up here. Recognised a waterfall on the Arno ...
... other painters of that time. Amazing that one place can hold so many masterpieces. We then walked over to Orsanmichelle which Dani learned about in art history. The bottom of the building is a basilica and the upper floor used to be a grain market. The outside of the building is decorated with tall statues, including some from Donnatello. We walked through the church and then headed upstairs to see the the former grain market. In this area ...
... local food recommendations, then left us. Mom and I were hungry so we set off right away! One of the Tuscan restaurants Michele pointed us to was just down the block. We were seated right away, passing an open kitchen. Mom had minestrone soup while I had a small plate of tuna pasta. Then we both had chicken, which was strikingly similar to mom's famous stove-top BBQ chicken, but hers was better! We chatted awhile and then decided to ...
... the fountain. The rest of us decided to see where one of the tree-lined paths would take us. We came upon the Kauffehaus, a sage green pavilion built in the mid-1770s. It was built as a resting spot for those strolling through the garden. The area of the Kauffehaus open to the public has a spectacular vantage point of the Firenze skyline; in particular, the Duomo.
The twins, Jay, ...