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... we cannot leave Livorno. It would be too dangerous to get out of the harbour. This unfortunately means we are going to have to miss out Monte Carlo. What a disappointment. The captain says we will stay another day in Livorno and sail tomorrow evening directly to Tangiers. Many passengers have been asking for them to reinstate Monte Carlo and miss out Tangiers instead but don't know if that is a viable proposition. Watch this ...
... to get into Galleria dell'Accademia to see one of the Renaissance's greatest masterpieces, Michelangelo's original David so although October is not the real busy time here we decided to skip breakfast and rather have brunch so we could join the queue before it was a kilometre long. Our wait was an hour and certainly worth every minute of standing in the queue. Carved from a single block of marble already worked on by two sculptors before ...
... intact really! Today it is covered in jewellery shops (and people). Half way along are some look-out points, you can view up and down stream the river. However I think there were nicer views on the other (much quieter) bridges, looking towards this one. Over our heads the Corridoio Vasariano was running. It is visible every now and then, running across the street or around the edge of a building. This 1km long corridor was built in 1565 to link the Palazzo Pitti to ...
... hop off. Due to the timing of the ferries, if we had gotten off, we would be waiting up to an hour for the next one to come along. It is the most southern village of the five Cinque Terre and is known for its wine and character. It was also the starting/finishing point for the Via dell Amore aka the Love Trail when it was opened.
Our first off ferry stop was Manarola. It is thought to be oldest town of the five and speaks a slightly different dialect ...
... two. By the end of the Gallery I was so attuned to the various differences in each painter's style that I was accurately guessing a painting's creator before I reached the accompanying panel. I began to wonder if Sotherby's would consider giving me a job with this rare and untapped talent I seemed to possess.
Ponte Vecchio is so near to Uffuzi that I visited it again, and then returned for a third time in the evening at sunset. I got a couple of great shots courtesy ...
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