Agriturismo Il Masso
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... listed. It is very beautiful with lovely lanes everywhere, and a gelateria announcing that it has the best ice cream in the world. It has won the title twice. It was very busy today, as it was the May Day public holiday, so the place was jam packed with tourists and locals. After a wander, and a nice cream of course (which was really good, the mint choc chip had real mint in it and chunks of chocolate. The mango tasted like mango.) After about an hour of wandering around, it ...
... and cooler breezes. We met up with our local guide, Alessandra who took us to the Neptune fountain and fake outside statue of David, past the Santa Maria del Firenze duomo and on to the museum with the real statue of David. Incredible statues and David was magnificent at 17 feet high. We met up once the time limit was reached, after a short walk in heavy rain, we are back on the bus to our hotel (West Florence). Unfortunately we are caught in a bit of traffic and we are ...
... with someone from the program, and then visited the Baptistery in front of Il Duomo. When you first walk in, its almost a let down because it is just one big room. But as you start to look around, the detail and intricacy of the decorations is astounding. And the ceiling is so beautifully painted that I struggled to not lay down on the floor and just stare up for hours taking pictures of every separate panel of work. Just like Duomo, I know if I go back ...
... days. Nice tour and we end up at a gold shop. All gold in Florence has to be 18 carat gold and we get an interesting lecture on the different types of gold and how it is made . Of course the one necklace I like is 950 euros. That is like $1300 - sorry got to pass on that one! Now free time - need a hot cappuccino and some fortifying food for all this walking. We stop at Quelo for our first paninis - one buffalo mozzarella with basil and fresh tomatoes and another ...
... too happy about the height of the railings! I would have preferred them to be a little bit higher! We got some more good pictures and took in the amazing sights. After a bit, we decided to head back down and then we went over to the Chocolate Festival. There's just a bunch of stands selling different kinds of chocolates. Kim and I got hot chocolate, which we realized was basically melted chocolate, so we bought some ...
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