Villa Olmi Firenze - Mgallery Collection
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Have not written a blog in while because ... well it's a vacation and I have not felt like working under a deadline!
Sit back and relax, this will take a while.
Our first impression of Florence was "hey, a less chaotic, cleaner Rome!"
But it is so much different than Rome altogether.
Everywhere you turn there is art.
The art overwhelmed us: The volume contained in the Uffizi Museum is overwhelming. In order to digest everything, one would need to do 2 hr shifts a ...
... Wonderful. Slight worry in that I did spot a very big crack in the dome. Photos to follow!! Then we went up Giotto's tower, almost as high at 84 meters with five floors. There are 7 bells at the top. I am glad that none went off while we were at the top. Although there was a clap of thunder during the course of the ascent. Here's hoping that they have good lightening conductors!! Given that it too has been up for a ...
... of water feeling as the taxi turned down narrow cobbled lanes with multi storey old buildings either side. Florence felt the same as Rome in that regard. The taxi stopped in a lane and there to show we were at the hotel, just the names of the occupants of the apartment building on the outside. We pushed the name of our hotel and heard the door unlock remotely. We walked up a flight of stairs to be greeted by Bruno, a lovely man who speaks just enough English to get ...
NICE --> PISA --> FLORENCE - Drove from Nice to Pisa and saw the amazing leaning tower. It really is crazy! I never realised that there were other buildings in the same square. The leaning tower was built to be the bell tower to the cathedral and ??? nearby. - We were also challenged by Ash to take the best photo in front of the tower which was super fun :) Pappas managed a few awesome ones, including one of him doing an aerial (cartwheel with no hands) which I ...
... couple of buskers were playing violin and accordian; it sounded just right. Bit more wandering before Obika opened. The drinks were 10 Euro but a pretty good spread came with it; wine for the ladies and a bloody Mary for me. We then thought we would try another restaurant called Kitsch which the Lonely Planet had said was a good value aperitivo, for the younger crowd. It was good value but pretty noisy and while it was all you could eat for 10 Euro the food wasn't as good as Obika.