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We were up and at it early again today as we needed to get to the Ognissanti church which opened at 9am in order to see the the first version of The Last Super, as well as Botticelli's tomb. Fifteenth-century frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio and Sandro Botticelli are preserved in the nave. Ghirlandaio also frescoed a Last Supper in the refectory between the two cloisters, a ...
... leaning tower of Pisa....oh my I don't think I really realised how much this building really leans ! We were met by a lovely guide Ellouise who walked us round telling us of the interesting facts of Pisa and taking us through the church and museums here. We did not get to climb Pisa as kids under 8 are not allowed. A little free time to enjoy the sights and have some lunch then back to the hotel. Tonight ...
... br> Lovely speech from cyclist Roger who presents the thanks and tip to Marc and Sonya who have indeed done a fine job. Sonya our cycling guide, inevitably cheerful and encouraging, calling 'up zee' or 'hoopla' as we set off for the next hill...Marc fantastically organised our bags into our rooms at each hotel, and gives us the briefing at the end of each day, not too mention fabulous ...
... anymore. I know this is an unfair, slightly unrealistic assumption, but everyone just seems to be in a rush to get everything perfect that the creation of things is being handed over to machines. Though much more efficient they hardly have the craftsmanship. Anyway, enough of my long, blundering tangent!
I also went into the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum where there is currently a giant exhibition on Marilyn Monroe, who was one of Ferragamo's high profile, dedicated clients. ...
We stayed here for four days in 2009 and were very happy to get back.
After breakfast at Tenuta, we made croissant sandwiches, packed and left early to avoid the Mille Miglia, a crazy Italian vintage car rally wich was passing through this morning. Road was horrendous - switchback after switchback on narrow roads on the side of a cliff. When we hit Greve - about 20 km north, our gps gave us bad directions and we ended up on the worst road so far about 1 ...