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... had started to warm up making seeing more of Florence that day more enjoyable. After we had a glass wine and food in a Trattoria, we walked along the river for awhile before the Ponte Vecchio and then more of the Florence streets before heading back to our hotel. Dinner was at a restaurant near the hotel, full of Italians and certainly away from the typical tourist destinations. It was so nice to spend the day and a half with my host parents after almost 4 ...
... We were taken back to the house where we were seated under cover on the patio, taught how to correctly taste wines, and then proceeded to sample four different wines of theirs over four courses beautifully cooked by his Mother. The best course was a ragu, made from minced beef, pork and rabbit; and cooked slowly for three days. I also quite enjoyed the desert, which was biscotti which we dunked in a desert wine that was both the colour and taste of honey (if honey was alcoholic ...
Tired from the night’s shena****ns but determined to make the most of my time, I got an early start and headed towards town. I got as far as the reception desk before I recognised Anna, the Aussie who’d contacted me on Couchsurfing. I sat and chatted to her and her friend for a while, picked up some tips on what to see in town and accompanied them to the station before their train to Milan. With a headful of advice from the Aussie girls, ...
... it was the perfect weather but a lovely town to explore. Finally we caught a ferry to the fourth town Riomaggiore - the last one we visited as the fifth town Manarola was unaccessible due to landslides they had endured in previous years. The ferry ride took about 30 minutes and we managed to get a seat out the front so we got a great view of the water and the coastline, and enjoyed a beer on the way for an afternoon treat. This was probably for me ...
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After this I went south east to the museo dell bargello, a museum of 'renaissance sculpture', it was brilliant. Michaelangelo, donatello, plus others all eventually contributed to the collection here, im definitely getting too excited by marble statues now! The detail in them is fascinating; cloth, hair, today some grapes, yesterday a horses tail are all so amazingly carved and flowing.
Walked to the duomo museum ...
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