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... It is interesting to see the many ways the city’s historic and cultural past intersects with its industrial present. AND, there is one important thing not to be missed in Prato (Americans call it biscotti – more on that later).
Prato had an important part in banking, trading, and textiles. Trading? Textiles brought riches to Prato. Wool and silk from Prato was known around Europe as the best money could buy. Textiles are still ...
... to La Spezia to go home.
I think Monday will be a lazy day.
Yes lazy day. Lying by the pool and we also had a small walk around the Pistoia old town centre. As usual the town centre is over 500 years old and has amazing old buildings.
We took the train to Florence. We jumped on one of the circuit tourist buses to get the lay of the land and got off the bus at Plaza ...
... the view and let our time in Florence sink in. We the went for dinner at a place we had wanted to the night before. We sat down and looked at the menu. Within a minute Lisa and I knew that we didn't want to eat there so we awkwardly walked out haha. Well I ran and left her hanging. So we walked to the Hard Rock Cafe but that was too busy and expensive so we found a nice place to have a pizza. We walked back to our hostel where we were planning on just ...
... This is an amazing cathedral and there are no photos that I can take to do it justice. We had discussed going up the cupola, but 560 steps did not appeal to me. Once we got inside, we started talking to a couple who were considering doing the Cupola. John told them that it is very claustrophobic as you walk between the inside of the dome and the outside of the Dome and if you are nervous about heights, not to do it. Of course hearing this made Mick decide he ...
... has never been through sorority recruitment to know the three things you are NEVER to talk about...boys, booze, the bible. Gianluca's response: "Oh! That devil is sneaky!" Pretty sure I heard some crickets chirp after that one.
After the tour I took a nap and the rest of the group split up for random things. Rachel and Andrew found the Leather Market and I'm not sure what my parents did. We all met up with the Seeck's (aunt, uncle, two cousins) for dinner in one of the ...