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... tickets. We were sent to the other end of town to be told there were no tickets for today, we should come back tomorrow. Hah, I know exactly what my chances are of convincing Jay to drive back here tomorrow and they involve snowballs and somewhere even warmer than Florence in July.
Since we had booked nothing ahead of time, we were out of luck for tours and attractions. We decided to just wig it so we started dashing about ...
... br> -Syrian refugee children begging and twenty of them living in a tiny, tiny house
-women in full on *Burkas* walking down the street
-cats dumpster diving
-big fluffy stray dogs being fed by old ladies
-tea, tea, and more tea!!!!
-our favorite lunch spot, run by an old man and his family
-Agora, the best restaurant ever. Seriously.
-ferry rides ...
... to be a hotel manager so he was in his element. Such a kind and welcoming gesture. We made our way to the final place on our own and were quickly walking into the museum to see David. Wow! The statue was huge. It made quite an impact on all of us. The craftsmanship was amazing. The details, the shapes, the pose, the face. We circled around him a couple of times and then stood back to try and take it all in. To think that one man was able to make ...
... We spent quite a bit of time marveling at both masterpieces. The Pieta, with Christ in the arms of his mother Mary, Mary Magdalene as well as Nicodemus, is unfinished because when he got to this point there was an imperfection in the grain of the marble at Mary's elbow and other parts near there, so he discarded it. He had started it when he was 80 and it was intended for his own funerary chapel. He used his own features for Nicodemus. Each of the Bible ...
... be the 1st and only of us who's not just touched the Mediterranean Sea but to swim in it. We then took the train to our last stop, the village of Riomaggiore. It is the most southern of all the villages. I loved it the best. It was the most beautiful and full of colour against the grey rocky mountainside. The terraces are covered by vineyards. High up on the hill, we saw a cemetery and strangely, it was standing tall. We found out that its an above ground ...