Podere la Valle
Travel Blogs from Florence
... on the train with the rest of the group where we met and hung out with Matt from Wales and Catie from Australia. Really nice people and spent the day hanging with them. We started the tour in Pisa and the square with the Leaning Tower. Literally the only thing we needed to see and do in Pisa so Lisa and I are very happy we didn't decide to do Pisa ourselves and stayed. Would have been really bored. We took out cheesy photos and hopped back on the train where ...
... even rubbed the snout of a bronze boar fountain in the piazza and tossed in a coin, which is meant to bring wishes good luck and ensure travel back to Florence one day.
After shopping, we headed to the Duomo, but decided, because of the crowds, to visit it Thursday. Instead, we headed back to the hotel to rest and relax before our New Year's Eve dinner/evening.
About 8:30, we headed to our restaurant for ...
... a very small family place with lasagna to die for. Just steps away from our door...who knew?Wow, what a city! We both agree Venice is an everflowing, fulfilling, sensory extravaganza. But we must move on. Friday morning we visit the Doge Palace before our scheduled departure. Collecting our luggage from the hotel, we make our way to the dock, catching the boat back to the train station. It's a very interesting system of who pays how much and who doesn't ...
I'm sitting at Chambrey railway station waiting for my connecting train to Milan and then on to Florence. Checked out of my hotel without any problems - I didn't bother mentioning my still blocked sink!! Bought 2 Pain-au-chocolate croissants for breakfast to have on the train. Glad I booked well in advance as there were 2 other people in my first class carriage!! Of well one is not to know and I would have hated to struggle to get a ticket at the ...
... side of the Duomo, we paused often as the line stopped moving, and we were able to enjoy some breaths of fresh air at several points along the way. The dome was worth our climb because of its historical significance. The entire church was constructed in the hopes that one day someone would figure out the technology to build a dome over its transept. Brunelleschi figured it out, an architectural marvel of the Renaissance. We owed to him to ...
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