Park Hotel Le Fonti
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... anyway. Rather quaint cobblestoned centro storico.
More international tourists in spite of the weather. Alabaster busts and marble mortar and pestles were common in the tourist shops, instead of the normal t-shirts, caps and knick knacks. Explored the town then into a cafe as breakfast hadn't quite made the distance. Being a total wimp, chose the basic tomato ...
... the thing Christians want in their mortuaries! We then headed to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, where we climbed up the bell tower built by Giotto in 1334. There were 400 odd steep steps to get to the top, thankfully with about four floors between the bottom and the top so that we could admire the view (and stop our puffing!). Great views of Florence from the top. Then we visited the Baptistery which is another one of those octagonal ...
... shop with replica bracelets etc in silver and gold but prices were ridiculous. I satisfied myself with photographing the architecture as a memento instead.
We found a lovely church that has its roots going back nearly 2 thousand years. From the outside it just looked like another building as they are joined together in blocks, wall to wall. It was built on the site of St. Linus' birth home (no longer there). St. Linus was the first Tuscan Pope ...
... happened. Then we were on the road again, heading to Volterra. First before I get to that, I have to say how happy I am we decided to get this iPad before we left. We took no phone or Garmin, but all we have to do is put in where we are going, and even without wifi or data, the shows where we are and the route to take. Helped us enormously to navigate through these crazy little places. We had to park outside the ...
... out for more site seeing, including more duomos and even one with the mummified remains of a saint (I believe it was one of the Saint Anthony's). I think it is astonishing that so many saints are from Italy! Hmmmm! I wonder why?
We ate near the Ponte Vecchio. I think the bridges and the river were the most enticing feature in Florence. What a great setting for so much history.