Travel Blogs from Livorno
... until 7pm, so it would be good to watch her leave, if of course she leaves before us. But she didn't she sailed just after us.
But we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves. Let’s go back to this morning. We were due to dock at 8am and scheduled to meet out tour coach at 8:15am so like in Rome, we had a pretty quick breakfast and exit of the ship. Now Livorno is not actually our destination for today. Yes, it is the third largest seaport ...
Pontedera may be the name of just another Italian town to you but to Paul it's a shrine worthy of pilgrimage. It's where they used to make Vespas and now they have a museum in their honour. No, I'm not making this up.
There are Scooters in there that have circumnavigated the world, driven from New York to Rio de Janeiro and, astonishingly, taken part in the Paris-Dakar rally.
It kind of makes Paul's poodle through Europe ...
... got back to the suite Ana left us with a pair of swans resting on our bed surrounded with rose petals.
Went out onto the balcony and was struck by the glow of a waning full moon. It’s reflection shimmering against the inky waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
We have 2 more sleeps then we leave Seabourn Quest and move onto the next leg of our holiday. Wonder what the train journey and weather is going to be like. ...
... although after seeing so many now it's hard to remember one from the other sometimes. We walked over the only remaining bridge in Florence that wasn't bombed in WWII...Ponte Vecchio..built in 1345..with its unique style of shops that overhang the outside if the bridge....all jewellery shops selling gold and silver, one wonders with so many vendors selling much the items how they survive. Scrumptious pasta for lunch, Bob had a pizza which ...
... first view of Florence was from the hillside road as we drove down towards the village before we entered Florence. The village had narrow streets but many people who work in Florence live there and commute into the city daily. We soon passed one of the "gates" into Florence but we took the road up the hill past old houses - more than houses really as they really more "estates" I guess and quite beautiful.
What a view !
We soon arrived at a place called the Hill ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking