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The names associated with Florence reads like a who's who of history. Michelangelo, the Medicis, the great poet Dante, Raphael, Macchiavelli, Botticelli, Donatello, etc etc.
We had a local guide today who walked us through to the historical centre of this magnificent city. The best piece of advise we got from Barbara, our Tour Director, was to …
... in Italy, I had the most awesome sandwich for lunch and it was only $5! Did have to queue for it though. After lunch we wandered around the city seeing enjoying the scenery.. It's a beautiful city with so much to do. I have decided that for this to feel like a holiday I need to be eating, drinking and doing what appeals to me rather than waiting in lines and hurriedly ticking off ALL the sights, so will be keeping the museums and galleries to a minimum and just see ...
... look out in all directions to see all of the city. After visiting the museum we went over to the Duomo, in the baptistry, where there was a one-time exhibition set up that had three intricate crucifixes set up side by side made by Donatello, Michelangelo, and Brunelleschi. They were particularly profound in contrast with the golden ceiling of the baptistry.
It was so nice to stay put and take in the city this weekend. I went to some yummy restaurants with cool, ...
... the three flints were used to light a
large Easter candle that was later transformed into a cart, called Brindellone
from locals. Brondellone is about 9 meters tall and is hauled by four white
oxes. The cart is loaded with fireworks and goes around the city
departing from Porta al Prato to Piazza Duomo.
At the same time in the small Church of Santissimi Apostoli the three
flints lights the holy fire that is carried in procession ...
On late afternoon on Friday the 13th, we arrived in Florence. We took a bus to get up to our campground near Piazza di Michelangelo on the hill overlooking the city. We decided to take it easy that night. We read and caught up with people back home. We also had a great Italian dinner with wine overlooking the city at dusk. I had a calzone an Brian had a pizza and they were both excellent. Shortly after dinner we went to our tent where we did some reading before going to ...