Hotel Palazzo Benci
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... bakeries" get really crowded later on in the night/morning, so we were lucky that there was no line.
Because I didn't bring my laptop, I cannot upload all of the photos until I'm back in Copenhagen, so more picture and descriptions to look forward to then!
This morning we woke up on the later side, and as usual woke up to a cup of coffee while hanging out with Sarah. One of Tom's friends had studied in Florence last year and told us we had to go to ...
... Jason and Dad got what they came for - a big pig sandwich and we left soon after. Mum and Dad were in the mood for shopping so we wandered a bit longer and then we headed home and left them to it. It was a very quiet day which is definitely what you need sometimes on big travel excursions. That night we had some very good pizza which Jason dubbed as his best of the entire trip. We got two Margarita, one Napoli (capers and anchovies, which is quite strong) and some kind of spicy ...
After this brief session Derek and I, along with two Australian girls and our Irish instructor, hopped on the Vespas and drove through the Tuscan landscape. We were treated to a brief instructional course first, for which I was grateful (I had never been on a Vespa before), and then we were off!!! It was a blast. We didn't go super fast but it was fast enough for me. We sped up and down ...
... pool, complete with really deep end to do some diving and splashing about. We were brought wine by the poolside and thoroughly enjoyed this random stop.
After a few wines the Italian guide suggested a "Chicken Fight", which Hannah didn't fully understand before it was too late to back out. Hannah obediently climbed on Luke's shoulders in the pool and prepared for a race... but no. A fight. Another young couple there did the same and Hannah and the ...
... way we will gain a much more
enriched experience and gain the Italian's respect. "Do as the Italians
was a very "in the moment" sentimental, experience that none of us could
fully explain or describe but it will definitely be one of our most
memorable experiences here.
We then ended our night with our new favorite GELATO! (Hazelnut & Triple Chocolate!)