Travel Blogs from Florence
I'm unexpectedly in a small city (town?) called Perugia, which is sort of near Assisi. The past four or five days have been strange, to say the least. I arrived in Florence on Saturday morning, and went to the hostel with a Japanese guy I'd met in Bologna. He'd been travelling for two years and seven months, and thinks he'll probably go home some …
... and then went to the graveyard that is also in the square, this was very cool. During WW2, this place had a grenade low it up and destroy everything, since then all they've done is attempt to rebuild it all. They've done a wonderful job. After this we met up with the group and jumped on a train to Cinque Terre. In the first town we went to we had some lunch in a cliff side restaurant, which only serves local produce, in fact the wine is made less than 1km ...
... There concludes our journey to see the final resting place of the talented (and apparently psychotic) Michelangelo. Resting across from old micky boy was the famous Galileo who needs no introduction . Seeing this was pretty great and you too can enjoy in pictures! As well as these tombs the church again was very pretty (basilica Di Santa Croce). We attended the Galleria Degli Uffizi to view famous artworks and despite not being an art enthusiast, this was really enjoyable, the ...
... guide.she provided us with the fascinating history of Siena. The city is broken up into 17 contrades, or wards, each with their own flag, leaders and set of standards in which they by, much like our local councils I guess. Siena is famous for a horse race run twice a year, the Palio horse race, where 10 of the councils are allocated a horse. Winning is very prestigious and huge celebrations take place after ...
... of the country). The Medici family famously ran the place for many generations, when they weren't double crossing the citizens and being exiled, that is.
The Medici family had an obsession with culture, and they used their increasing wealth to commission many incredibly works of art, from some of the finest painters and sculptors in the area who also just happened to be some of the best in the world - ...
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