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... of things to see , so another day is scheduled for the day we drop the hire car off which is three days before we travel to France. Back home in Pontassieve we had a rest day the next day after our Florence trip, where we plotted our next trip which will be to Siena and the Tuscan Chianti wine region. This will be a three day two nights away trip that will involve wine tasting, walking around the old city of Siena and celebrating Leoni's birthday so look out for the next blog. Ciao ...
... is very loving and has incorporated me like I'm one of the family. I feel very lucky to have been placed with them and appreciative for their inclusiveness and warm welcome.
Questo è abbastanza per oggi. I'll try to write at least once every week so stay tuned! I have a lot to catch you up on! There's more to come about my experiences with Italian language, the art of la cucina italiana, life in my home-stay, people I've met, stories from Opening Tour in Germany and ...
... the Accademia we made our way to Florence's famous Duomo at the
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. We walked around the church, and
took a few pictures outside, however we decided not to climb the dome
as it was not covered by our Florence pass, and was a bit expensive.
The church is definitely more impressive from the outside, and is one
of the few attractions in the world that I found really lived up to
... This street market reminds you that Florence was built as a merchant town. Vendor stalls of leather goods, Murano glass jewelry, artists work, and now the typical tourist items line San Lorenzo. Right in the heart of the San Lorenzo street market is Florence's busiest food market, the bustling Mercator Centrale. Housed in a 19th century iron and glass structure, Florence's oldest and largest food market is noisy, smelly and full of wonderful fresh produce to cook and ...
... the vineyards and the facility we settled in for a personalized winetasting session. The wine flowed freely as did the vinsanto and grappa. The ride home was quite as we contemplated our dwindling hours in Tuscany.
Tomorrow we reluctantly leave this very special part of Italy. The real sadness is that we will bid adieu to our old friends Marc and Lise as well as our new friends Jack and Jodi.
John & ...