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... in the old part of the city. Again, I had booked months earlier online.
It was a most memorable night. Phillip and Michael really enjoyed it.
It was very moving also because originally my sister Denise was to make this trip with Michael.
Well, I had already booked four tickets and when Denise pulled out I didn't cancel her ticket.
So in the front row there ...
... the river and the service is nice and I get my last pasta on the trip - tagliatelle with white truffle oil and porcinni mushrooms and Hinesh gets a pork loin dish. I win, with the pasta being more tasty than the pork. We enjoy our last meal in Italy and look forward to desert. It is of course gelato at the gelateria on the corner and we share a fondente and cookie gelato. Its so so good and we are happy campers when we walk home.
Day 6: our train is at midday so we chill at ...
... journey. There is a viewing platform into the church & shows inside painting of the dome. That saves lining up for entry into the church. At the top the last stairs are very steep but the view is amazing over Florence. Everyone is trying to take selfies. As usual the Asians are the worst, by themselves, whole family, pose & fix the hair. You actually get over being polite & have to push past & through photos or you don't move anywhere or see anything. Florence ...
Hi Everyone, I am now in Florence, Tuscany. They have the best gelato in the whole world! We are staying in a small old apartment. To get to the city we have to cross the river Arno by the Ponte Vecchio. The Ponte Vecchio is a bridge. It looks older than all of the other bridges in Florence because it was the only bridge the Nazis didn't bomb. Instead of bombing the bridge they bombed holes on either side of the bridge so that Allies couldn’t drive their tanks ...
... of daylight to spare so I headed to the Church of Saint Maria Novella. It was a nice church but, like all the other large churches, didn't live up to the hype. It was nice but the ceiling murals at Cappella Brancacci would probably beat it, although overall this Church was more ornate. It also had a side-section, similar to Cappella Brancacci, and I think I liked this one better. I'm a ceiling mural kinda-guy so it wasn't enough to win me ...