Hotel La Vecchia Cartiera
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... quite a bit of time at David's statue before looking in the other rooms of paintings, frescoes, plaster casts for making statues and finally some old musical instruments. In this section there were two people playing an old spinet and a flute that looked more like a recorder. Again as we left it had been raining. We bought gelato - Greg had agrum and I had coffee: very nice.
In a bit of backtracking we went over to the Ponte Vecchio which was also ...
... the next I was struggling to get past the masses. It must have been what the old pilgrims would have felt entering a city. Everything was loud and busy, folk wore fancy (well, cleaner anyway) clothes, talked in different languages and looked at me as if I was a complete down and out. There were shops galore, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, bars and very posh (but expensive) toilets. It was difficult to tell what else the tourists ...
... beyond the famous duo'mo to the 'piggy' market square. The markets were full of some amazing produce and leather goods!
Free time in the afternoon, where some hired bikes to ride the city, some climbed the 453 steps of the duo'mo and others wandered the markets. The groups gathered for gelato before heading back out again prior to dinner. ...
... card which gives you access to a wide range of museums,
churches and galleries plus travel on the public transport system for 3 days for 50 euro - great value, unless you loose it!
When I arrived back at around 8:30 I was b...ered and looking forward to a good night's
sleep - now the horror story begins. I can appreciate why sleep deprivation is such a preferred method of torture - it leaves no scars, bruises or broken bones. Had a shower, put on my pyjamas ...
... a bronze hippogriff statue that was brought back during the crusades, which originally was on the roof of the duomo, but was removed to preserve it. May of the statues on display on the bell tower and the duomo have actually been replaced by replicas and moved to the museum to be studied and preserved. Also on display were a number of huge illuminated manuscripts and hymnals. The books themselves were monstrous and it was surprising to see that they were still in ...