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... packed with people so we thought we should check it out. It is a bridge with shops with jewellery shops built on both sides of it which was cool but too expensive for us! We crossed the bridge and had a look around, saw the Pitti Palace from the outside with its great front lawn (check out the picture), had some fruit salad (technically fruit salad flavoured gelato) then crossed back to the other side and did some more shopping UNTIL another storm started! People were ...
... table and moved to the side. I was very confused and assumed he was just calling it quits for the day. In fact, there were police officers patrolling the bridge and clearly his “work” is illegal. Nonetheless, I still needed an adaptor, so gave him 5 euro for the goods once the police passed.
We strolled over to the other side of the Arno and browsed store windows as we walked to Piazza Santo Spirito, where we would see the Basilica ...
... the street while waiting ... Pizza and cokes for $16 with leftovers for tomorrow... We have a refrigerator in the room. Went back to hotel and put away laundry ... Then off to explore. Walked down to Palazzo Vecchio which is unfortunately closed this week due to the filming of Dan Brown's Inferno with Tom Hanks and Ron Howard. Lots of activity but no star sighting. We walked over to the Duomo but will return for mass ...
My reason to visit Italy was simple - it's Italy!! Who doesn't love good food and wine, fashion and art. Arriving in Florence I found all of these things and much, much more. I discovered a beautiful city with a village like atmosphere, some of the best food I have ever eaten and scraped the surface to uncover a very interesting political and religious history. This city was a gem with hidden secrets around every bend in a labyrinth of cute fashion ...
We decided to take a day trip to San Gimignano for a sample of the Tuscan countryside. We boarded the correct bus from Florence but unbeknown to us we were meant to change buses at Poggibonsi...instead we found ourselves on the bus all the way to Siena! Jumping on a bus from Siena to San Gimignano, the bus driver took pity on us and allowed us to take the trip with the bus tickets we already had. ...