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... I had been lingering at The Birth of Venus and the Primavera for quite a while. You just can't treat these paintings as a drive by. Anyway, I managed to find someone else in our group who had also been separated from the herd. We managed to find the others but missed out on so much commentary...no tip for him. It's so hot in the galleries which just doesn't make sense. You would think the climate would be caller to preserve the artworks.
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 ...
... our weather changed and we had a wild storm during the night with thunder and lightning that rattled our windows and shook our entire apartment. It rained hard all morning and stopped for a short while and we headed to the Duomo to find the Main Street roped off as the World Cycling event was entering Florence. As luck would have it the rain started up again and we headed into a restaurant to get out of the rain and ...
... freshened ourselves up, we decided to explore the city. Our first stop is S. Lorenzo. Afterwards we worked our way to S. Maria Novella. This duomo is gorgeous. The front is covered with beautiful marble. After admiring the architecture, we decided to walk the old cobble stone streets to Ponte alla Carraia, Ponte Santa Trinita, and of course the infamous Ponte Vecchio!
As we walk along the Arno ...
... That's the one on the hill with great views. After slogging ourselves up and down the steep laneways we have an Apero followed by a nice lunch. The Restaurant is on the edge of a hill with fabulous views. Later on we headed back to the funicular for our trip downhill as it was too steep to even walk down. Or maybe we could have rolled?
Sunday morning we caught the train into Lucca to have a look around there. Across the road from the railway ...