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... getting lost we decided just to stop at the next gelato shop and have a break.
We went and checked out the ponte vecchio bridge which was the only bridge the Germans didn't blow up in WWII when they fled. By now we were all very hungry and stopped at a restaurant. This was probably the worst food we have had so far. My duck ravioli did not taste like duck. David's ravioli looked like it had come from a packet and Thalia was ...
We set off this morning for our first stop, Fragonard Perfumery where we got to see how the perfumes are made smell some and buy some. After this smelltastic stop we then set off for Florence, but stop off in Pisa on the way. The Leaning Tower was amazing. Rhi set the completion of who could take the most original photo, I wanted to lean on the tour and do a mount but couldn't do that from the position we had so I raised my leg to a 90 degree angle, which I thought was pretty ...
... excavations then steeled ourselves for the climbing of its 463 steep stone steps - truth be known, after climbing the Notre Dame I was probably more prepared for this so found it more 'do-able' by climbing steadily (not in a rush) and focusing on my breathing (not getting puffed out to early) ...then hurrah! made it!! We were rewarded with breathtaking views over terracotta coloured rooftops...then further rewarded ourselves with a gelati on reaching the bottom ...
... less crowded than Rome.
Strangely the thing a was surprised most with was that Galleria D'Accademia is actually quite small. Theres very little foreplay, you run into the statue of David pretty quickly. And yes, its a masterpiece that keeps you looking at different features and angles for quite a while. But there was quite a bit more and we tuned up on a bit of religious art and a vast quantity of sculptures of nude and semi nude dudes and dudettes.
We spent a bit ...
... subject matter. The gallery itself is more impressive (to me) as the ceiling frescoes and the decorations are superb. We’ve been very spoilt on this trip as we have seen the best museums and galleries that the world has to offer. Compared to the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the Uffizi is a poor cousin. Despite guidebooks advising that multiple visits were a necessity, we toured the lot in about 2 hours, half the time recommended on ...
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