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... so flags were flying, people were wearing their colours and there was even a marching band. As well as this, it was market day and "kids on bikes" day, so quite a happening place for a quaint medieval town. From here we moved on to an organic farm, growing olives and grapes, raising their own beef, making wine and serving all these at their restaurant where we had a very nice lunch, including very generous wine tasting. We then headed to San Gimignano, ...
... washing, coffee in the cafeteria, beautiful, still no sign of kids, rich or the grandmas getting up, jumped on iPad, googled markets open for today! Asked rich if he wanted bacon and eggs? He just had to get the bacon, kids were up, I went into grandmas room and asked if they wanted Brekky? Yep, what time is it? 9.47, they were shocked. Brekky ready was yum! N bacon so salami and prosciutto with egg on toast. Dior, mum ...
... packets that contain toasted bread sort of things. The coffee however is great..
Monday we took off exploring, starting with the closest local market in a town called San Casciano. What a lovely little spot. Nice views, and the original town centre behind a big wall, like the town within the town. The market was fairly standard market stuff like in Australia, though the few fruit and vegie stalls had a few different things. Everything shut down about 12.30 ...
... s clever engineering plans. Similar to many other European churches, there is no admission fee to enter the cathedral, so we waited in line to go inside. Because people are often simply filing through the main interior of the church, these lines move quite quickly and it wasn't long before we were inside gazing up at the painted interior of the dome. Surprisingly visitors are allowed to photograph inside this church.
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... the city. We stopped by the Church of San Minato, named after a Christian martyr who reportedly carried his head from Florence to the mountain top before dying.
We were fortunate to hear the organ being played by the tuner. I made a brief video for you.
A short taxi ride later found us at Santa Croce Cathedral on the east side of town, burial location of Michelangelo and Galileo.
We walked back to the hotel after stopping by David al 2 for leather ...