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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 ...
... market and do as we liked. I had a Cannoli today which was excellent. We continued walking around and ended up picking up sandwiches from a shop. I got a salami sandwich that was toasted. Then we went back to the apartment and just relaxed. We made a fort out of the frame of our bed and comforters. We played spoons and wrote our blogs together as a way to sum up our day. Tomorrow we will be going to see the Leaning Tower of ...
Friday was our last full day in Florence. Although we had tentatively planned to take a one-hour train ride to Pisa to check out you-know-what, we scrapped those plans when Beppe assured us that our driver would make a pit stop at the Leaning Tower before dropping us off at the airport the following morning. Alyssa and Janae had purchased tickets to check out the Boboli Gardens, so we decided to ...
... road pay for the upkeep of it, and the longer you are on it, the higher the toll. We went through numerous tunnels and beautiful countryside, and I didn't expect the terrain to be so mountainous driving between Venice and Florence. We caravaned with the Meyers and we made it to the farmhouse without getting lost (yes, a miracle). We met Guiliano, the owner of the 200 acre property, and he showed us around. The farmhouse is beautiful inside with each of the ...