Soggiorno Antica Torre
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... 10:20pm, I heard the first deep sizzle, followed seconds later by a deep bang. The only issue was that I saw nothing -- it turns out that they were lighting off the fireworks so far down the river that, from my position, you could not see them over the bridge.
Immediately, hundreds of people around me took off for the bridge and the nearby Uffizi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the show, for the other side of the bridge ...
... back streets and residential areas, which was amazing. When we reached the bus area, there was a small park with beautiful views across the nearby valleys. It was hard to get on the bus with such a fabulous backdrop distracting us.
We made our way back to the hotel to freshen up once again, before venturing out on our own for dinner. The shops are open late every night, so we had to look in them along the way too!!
Ciao for now.
Sarah's mom, Pam, was coming into town so we had to go into Florence and pick her up at the train station. Therefore, we spent the day exploring the city of Florence. The first stop was the Cappelle Medicee where they had some crypts so we some dead pope's bones inside glass shrine things. Kinda weird, but whatever. They had a pope hat there too, which was cool. The Basilica di St. Lorenzo was connected so we went there to find out the passes we bought ...
... and yes of course , we managed to get lost! This time it was a pleasure to lose our way. We would walk and walk and then stop for coffee and a biscuit or pastry of sorts . Yum yum lets get lost again!
We managed to eat our way back to the B&B.
Pick up a bit more money and off went to see more sights and of course get lost and eat..
All in all a wonderful day.
... dessert was good…but, it couldn’t live up to its French Polynesian predecessor. We finished up lunch, then waited in a short line for tickets to the Gardens.
Pallazo Piti is a giant palace, where the city leaders once resided, now filled with museums. This palace was originally built by a family that was trying to compete with the Medicis. However, once construction started, they went bankrupt because it was ...