Azienda Agricola Fattoria Lavacchio
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... of the Basilica Santa Croce. After the Galleria dell'Accademia, we wandered around Piazza di Santa Croce, saw the Gates of Paradise and then attended the first of Globus' hard sell tours. It was a demonstration of leather and gold and how to spot fake leather. Of course at the end we were able to buy items tax free and with an "incredible discount"...yeah right! Some of the jackets were discounted from 1400 Euro to just 700 Euro - forget ...
A huge day, we DID Firenze! Whew, a tour of the city on foot of course, crowded and very warm. Past the beautiful buildings and shops. Palaces, frescoes, sculptures the lot. Visited Ponte Vecchio with the original shops. Then to the Baptistry and the Duomo. I never appreciated how huge they are and the bright colours of the marble. Striking gold mosaics in the Baptistry. More walking,markets, crowds, shops. ...
... do need to (cliché) stop and smell the roses and give thanks to God for all that we have in life. No matter how rough things are, no matter how busy or stressed we are, the blessings that God gives us always outweigh everything else.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy the pictures! October will be really fun. I have some friends coming into town, and leave for London in a couple weeks, so stay tuned.
... Built of green, white, and pink marble, the Cathedral is quite special. As in Pisa, there is a Baptistery directly in front of the Cathedral with three bronze doors. One of which is called "the Gates of Paradise" because of the relief sculptures depicted in each panel of the door.
While in Florence, I visited the Accademia and Uffizi galleries. At the Accademia, Michaelangelo’s David was most impressive. The size alone was breathtaking ...
... artists best buddy.)
The three of us
then headed for a restaurant that had outdoor seating. JJ-spaghetti,
Lindsey-Risotto, Nancy-Italian burger + Vino Rosa!! It was three until Nancy's amigas happened to be poppin in the same eatery for some drinks.
Walked around a bit more to see the Saturday nightlife... tons of people!
Finally... time for bed! Long day!!! So excited to be ...