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... Italian women and only seven in our group so it was fantastic.
We had late lunch after the tour and then rested in the late afternoon before heading to dinner and onto the Opera.
Not just any sort of Opera, a soprano and tenor singing love songs from famous operas.
It was held in St Marks Church of England in Florence, in the old part of the city. Again, I had booked months earlier online.
It was ...
... for free.
After the relaxing meal, however, it was time to get serious. Just the day before I had settled on a new apartment with a kind Italian family just out of the city centre, and what followed was a busy afternoon of frantically packing up all of my belongings and attempting to rid myself of any unnecessary clothing and cumulated items.
The apartment situation is not much, but then again I don't need ...
... the piazza, most of which are replicas of originals stored in local museums. The lower levels of the palazzo are open to the public, so we walked inside to admire its elegant courtyard.
After exiting the palazzo, we walked through the courtyard of the Uffizi, which is a long passage separating the twin wings of the museum, where local artists and street hustlers abound. Along the sides of the passage are covered arcades with statues paying tribute to ...
Well we started today with a whimper as we all slept in and were a bit late to meet our driver. Oh well can't be helped we were very tired. We meet our driver at the port after a small shuttle bus ride to the end of the port. Our driver today is Enrico although I thought he said Riccardo and I called him that for the first part of the day. It ended with an O anyway.
Our first visit today is Pisa to see the famous tower. This is very crowded and ...
... and the bus started taking off but the passengers shouted at the bus driver and he stopped for me. There is something about the American tourists, they are usually overweight and in shorts. Don't bother to try to speak Italian either. Anyway I'll stop ranting right now, because it's a stereotype which is not true .Think of my Global Volunteer team, I miss them. Australian and English are most fun to talk to, well-traveled. Even ...