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... type bread. It was tasty! We wandered along the southern bank of the river, enjoying the view along the banks. This street was relatively quite, but getting busier as we were heading towards the Ponte Vecchio. Enroute, we popped into a small supermarket. I love foreign supermarkets! I love browsing all the different and unusual foods. This one was quite upmarket and I enjoyed wandering through the fruit, nougat, cheese and pasta sections! Even though we didn't end up ...
... of beer using the 200 euro note. On the walk back to the meeting point for the coach, she had a quick looks at the Church of Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of Michelangelo and Dante among others.
Meanwhile on the coast, I was making my way along the coastline that gives Cinque Terre its main draw card.
There are three ways to see Cinque Terre – on a ferry, on a train, or braving the winding roads to drive it. For most of the trip ...
... was how blown away I was by Bottecelli's 'Birth of Venus'. I pondered over it for about 10 minutes which really annoyed me. I have a pet hate of people who gush at the classics and I expected to react to Venus in much the same way as I did to the Mona Lisa; great sure, but broken record stuff, I mean posters of it are everywhere. Instead I marvelled at the craftsmanship and style of the artist, the composition and golden locks of Venus's vibrant red hair, and the ...
... and Medieval periods as if they all belonged together. The traces of the Middle Ages which Rome has lost is found in abundance around Florence. The influence of the Medici is also very much apparent in the modern city. But back to my tour, I finally had the chance to see things I've only ever read about in books. The Uffizi art gallery was breathtaking and the building was almost a work of art on its own.
The tour was enjoyable, but the true fun ...
... streets. Finally we arrived at the Piazza del Santo Stefano and found ourselves in front of a rather stately looking church that also appeared to be a concert hall. We looked around helplessly trying to find the Rezidencia Castelli and with the help of a friendly local pointing in the corner we noticed the tiny sign behind the scaffolding against the building noting that we had indeed arrived. The door was locked so we buzzed and let them know we had arrived. We rode ...