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Well, I think we figured out Florence and it is similar to other popular cities in Europe. The best sight seeing happens early in the morning (before the crowds) and the best food is away from the main monuments and attractions. We found some great shops and bars away from the hustle and bustle and met some great people. Caffe Degli Innocenti at …
This morning we visited the museum Galeria dell'Accademia which houses Michelangelo's David. The sculpture is magnificent and the display is awesome. It really hits you when you see it for the first time. I was very impressed. Words cannot describe. The museum also has a great display of paintings. No photos are permitted in the museum. A must see …
Today we said goodbye to Calderara di Reno and Lamborghini (sigh) and drove to Florence. Instead of taking the easy route down A1, we decided we would first visit the town of Santa Sofia located in the hills of Emilia Romagna (for similar reason to our visit to Sant'Agostino the day before, this time for our daughter named Sofia). The drive through …
... and the Davids would in turn receive the junior suite we had originally paid for. Sweet.
We got settled into our rooms and then headed back into town. The taxi driver dropped us off at the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s famous bridge on the River Arno. The golden hues of the Ponte Vecchio are often reflected in the Arno, which make it such a ...
From Levanto you take the train to Pisa, then on to Firenze Santa Maria Novella station. Gotta love the names for train stations, so much more colourful than Redfern or Mascot!
Again a very pleasant train trip through the rich Tuscan countryside and past the marble mining towns including Carrara where our kitchen table top in one of the many kitchen renovations we have done came from.
We had booked an apartment ...
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