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Given I am a little behind in my blog I thought I would combine my 3 days exploring the rest of Florence in one entry!!! It might be a long one....LOL! :o) Tuesday - Bike ride in the Tuscan hills in the wine region Chianti. Thanks Bec and Pete for the recommendation of iBike Italy. It started well, I found the place with relevant ease and Jill who was to be our guide for the day took us to a little coffee shop around the corner as hadn't had time for breakfast. Amazing proscuitto ...
... day of wandering aimlessly (4.5 miles so far) exploring the little streets of Florence. We headed down to the Arno and crossed on the nearest bridge. We wanted to explore the "colourful and bohemian" (according to the guide book!) area of St Spirito and walk along to the Pitti Palace. Maybe because it was Sunday this area was quite quiet. We didn't join the big queue to pay to go in the Palace, but walked around the outside of the huge walls. It was ...
I've realized this blog-writing thing is time-consuming so for this entry, I need to scale back on the literary splendor. Here are the basics:
We awoke before 7:00am to catch the vaporetto to the train station. Fantastic journey by train from Venice to Florence. Checked into our apartment and set out into the city. We understand there is tremendous art here and loads of ...
... the trip up to Florence. They had spent the day in Cinque Terre which was next on our list and said they absolutely loved it which got us even more excited about our next leg. We had a huge amazing dinner and a pretty good night before walking home under the Tuscan night sky.
Day three - The Morning of the Saturday we walked up the hill to the Piazzale de Michaelangelo which is a great plaza overlooking the city and well worth the steps up! The view is amazing, orange roofs ...
... little town. The home of Puccini and handbags. After having the best cup of coffee since we left Australia, we proceeded to explore the lanes and alleyways and managed to climb another city tower; only 200+ stairs this time. We really should have the thighs of athletes; I'm still waiting.
On returning to the hotel we again moved vertically, but this time with mechanical assistance. We travelled, by funicular railway to the top of the hill to Montacatini ...
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