Hotel Settentrionale Esplanade
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... recorded information about animals. Very interesting and what a debt we owe to those early scholars! In the cathedral I took the audio tour. Again I had to surrender my passport to get a handset. I learned that the Medicis were the patrons responsible for the construction and that at least three of them are buried there. One is Cosimo the Elder but not Lorenzo the Magnificent! Well with that done I figured I'd seen enough churches to last me a while. I'd bought my ...
... moving in packs you could see the items. The key displays are the Renaissance pictures, of which there are thousands I suppose, but the building itself and the statues, which there are also hundreds, are also magnificent. The pictures tell the story.
By 1.00pm we were tired and walked across the Ponte Vecchio and found a nice quiet restaraunt for lunch. We had a long lunch, mostly spent talking to a Canadian couple who we initially mistook for Americans ...
... the streets and shops, went to the other major site we hadn't seen yet (the most important of which was the mind blowing Duomo) and grab some pizza for lunch in this hidden little pizzeria we came across. On our way to meet back up with our group we came across the Christmas markets across from the meeting spot and had a great last few minutes in Florence meandering through. We slept most of the way to Rome, so the journey ...
... with Brenda instead.
During dinner, we did tell her that we had a surprise for her, and then a crazy Italian man turned up, dropped his pants and ran around naked !!! We did try telling her that he was her stripper/surprise, but she wouldn't have any of it !!!
After dinner, we dropped Brenda back before we hit the sack
Up early, we picked up Brenda before we headed over to the Uffizi gallery. One of Italy's ...
... serious curves and ended up climbing a pass so of course the temp changed. We ended up stopping a few times to change gear to make sure keeping war. Nice thing was ....... no rain! So carving the curves you do get a rhythm.....was carving cooollll.....and lo and behold if a few times me tires slipped out on me....**** that causes serious pucker.......the tires are lasting but I suspect it's because they are pretty hard. either way adjusted....and rocked on. Around ...