9 Uffizi Harmony
Travel Blogs from Florence
... perfect! I wept, friends, and I'm not ashamed to report it.
This morning I rose with the Tuscan sun and trekked through the streets, hoping to get into the David before the crowds got too much, and again my steps were charmed as I arrived with about 5 people in front of me, and within the time it takes to sip from a water bottle and review my travel guide, two complete coachloads of tourists were queuing behind me. As soon as the museum awakened- as ...
... Croce to the east of city center. Like all of the old city, most vehicles are prohibited from this area (only taxis, emergency vehicles, small electric buses, and delivery trucks are allowed).
Our hosts, Cesare and David, have arranged for someone to meet us at the apartment and help with the bags. It's a good thing because there is no elevator and there are 6, yes count 'em, 6 flights of stairs to negotiate. The climb is worth it ...
... ways. I had to use my baby Italian on a number of occasions and it actually worked! I'm so grateful I took that 10 weeks of Italian class before I came. I finally succeeded in getting on the Internet this morning. As it is pouring outside, I thought I'd take a few minutes to write a post before venturing out. (And thank you to the angel ...
Whilst walking through the Palazzo Vechio, we came across a street parade with heightened security for the Italian President of the Chamber of Deputies, there were police everywhere.
Absolutely exhausted after all the walking!! As for Mum she has been in so much pain, and on so much medication, how she has done it I truly do not know, and what is even more amazing no complaints whatsoever.
Having hired the Vespa for 24 hours, it was pointless returning it before time, so Matthew and I contrived at dinner last night to make today into a Top Gear Challenge. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Top Gear (what planet are you from?), Jeremy, James and Richard are forever challenging each other to races here and there, with different forms of transport. You know, plane against supercar, supercar against ferry and train, rally car against rocket man etc... Today, ...
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