Hotel La Foresta
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... took some amazing pictures of the city. At least the climb down was easier, but it was definitely steep and scary at some points. We then took our tour of the cathedral after standing in a relatively short line compared to the line we have seen later in the day. Today was Disney cruise visitor day as many people and cranky kids were standing in groups to view the Duomo. We had a nice visit within the cathedral and enjoyed the ceiling and the artwork. We ...
... couple with their daughter sitting with us. Mark, who loves to talk to anyone, struck up a conversation with the guy, whilst Michelle and I were content to just look at him. He was gorgeous! Beautiful olive skin, bald head - see, I like bald guys - and with an accent to die for! And we helped them out with a map as well!
-and after the obligatory late lunch, we have had a quiet couple of hours doing not much at all.
off to venice tomorrow.
I hope to do at least one painting, either plein air or from my photos--a sketch that I may paint in acrylic or oil later on as I go on this journey.
Anyway, the journey began in San Francisco to Munich with an 11 hour flight that except for some quite violent turbulence, I and my luggage survived. I then arrived in Florence at 9 pm and amazingly got all of my luggage (after being forced to check an additional back of my office ...
... and Salvucci, the towers of Benuccis, Casa Rodilfi, Palozzo Razzi, Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzo dei Cortesi, as well as the Torre della Rognosa, Torre Chigi and Torre Grossa. We also managed to get to the Piazza del Duomo. We didn't stay long preferring to make our way to Florence.
Afterwards we left and headed to Florence. A place ...
... neat to look at all the old instruments he made and used. After a little shopping (of course) we climbed the hill to Piazzale Michelangelo. This hill overlooks Florence from across the Arno River, the views were just amazing. There were so many people sitting on the steps drinking wine watching the sun set on Florence. We ended our day with spaghetti and wine, which was delicious! We love ...
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