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There are no planned tours for today and we began by riding the shuttle from our hotel to the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge lined with houses that act as stores for shopkeepers selling mostly gold, silver, jewelry. Dating from the 1500's, it also has a romantic twist, lovers place locks on a statue in the center of the bridge. These are removed monthly or they would cover the statue. From here we walk to San Lorenz Piazza that has hundreds of shops in tents, mostly ...
3. Jeannette: David
4. Jake: David
Darn, that was four. He was a sight worthy of changing our number.
Tonight we enjoyed a dinner of chicken, gnocchi, pork, and pizza at Lo Spuntino. We picked the place partly thanks to their advertisement of Free Wi-Fi, which has brought you the updates and pictures from the last three days.
Tomorrow we are headed for a day trip to Lucca and Pisa.
... Panasonic, so that’s what I bought. Although my Canon 7D still works to some extent, it's heavy and there's no way I'm going to carry it around if it may only work intermittently, as when it's not working it's no better than a boat anchor.
After my Camera purchase, I started back towards the hotel. It was about noon by this time and I was getting hungry so I stopped at a place that wasn’t too far from the hotel, Pasticceria Sieni. I ...
... sightseeing is best done early.
I think the most impressive thing yesterday was what Florence looked like on a wet and stormy day. The Duomo is absolutely awe inspiring. It appears so massive against the medieval buildings. They still don't allow skyscrapers in the city, so it is still the landmark to be seen everywhere. It was built so large to hold all of Florentines in the city of the ...
Urgh, packing, checking passport, charging phone, final bill etc... Linds leaves for her train; mine's slightly later. Farewell to Florence - it's been emotional. My train is delayed, so I have to leg it at Rome to make my connection with the 'Leonardo Express' to Rome airport. Once there, I have loads of time to check in (I get assigned a great seat - 'Ah my name is also Gina! Just for that you can have ...