Hotel Villa Betania
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... We learnt a lot more about Pablo Picasso and his personal life. He did have an eye for the ladies!
After coffee and croissants we headed to Florence's Duomo. Building commenced in 1296 and took 150 years to complete. The Dome of the cathedral is a feat of engineering (Brunelleschi) and we were told that one cannot fully appreciate it without climbing the 463 interior stone steps. The climb up the spiral staircase is ...
... what you like (or don't); no cruising the racks and trying a few different styles; no what do think of this?; have you got this in black? Nope, its: "hey there's a leather shop, do you want to take a look?" "Yes, ok". "Right, how much is this one? I'll take it. Yep, you look great, you should get it". And there you go: express shopping. Twenty minutes later, both Jo and I have new leather coats! * * * Because we got back from Firenze so late, we headed up to the ...
... the piazza, most of which are replicas of originals stored in local museums. The lower levels of the palazzo are open to the public, so we walked inside to admire its elegant courtyard.
After exiting the palazzo, we walked through the courtyard of the Uffizi, which is a long passage separating the twin wings of the museum, where local artists and street hustlers abound. Along the sides of the passage are covered arcades with statues paying tribute to ...
... Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was debating on even coming abroad and then before I knew it I was roaming the streets of Florence with my roommates having not a clue in the world where we were going. We will all be bawling leaving Santa Lucia, but it's not going to be a "goodbye", but rather a casual, "Until next time, Firenze"! From traveling the world with some of my bestest of friends, to the shopping up and down the leather ...
... and even more special to be able to share it with such special friends like Alice and Toch, an unforgettable Birthday for sure! I would come back to Florence as it was a really nice city with so much to see especially as we missed the botanical gardens and the leather markets much to the boys disappointment! In the morning we headed to the train station and as we were lifting our bags up onto the carriage a lady helped Toch with his bag. ...