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We leave Florence knowing we have only touched the surface of this wonderful city; however the memories we take with us are very special. Tomorrow morning we are on the bus to Siena where we will pick up a car before finding our way to our next home for 5 nights - an apartment on a wine farm in the Chianti area of Tuscany.
... an additional focus in business English.
My fellow peers and all of the instructors hustled right from the school to a beautiful little restaurant decorated with vintage photographs of Florence and dusty wine bottles behind the Central Market. My table of students decided that the one bottle of red table wine was not enough, so we ordered more, and apparently our obvious charm was enough that the waitresses gave us ...
... the crowded Piazza della Signoria, dominated on its eastern side by the palatial Palazzo Vecchio (with 300-foot-tall spire), which served as the town hall back in the days of the Medici, and where the mayor and city council sit to this day. On the south side of the piazza is the famous Uffizi Gallery, which contains one of the most impressive collections of paintings in the world. We strolled around for awhile, taking photographs of some famous sculptures ...
... a little bit higher than the tower which stands at 278 feet tall.
Even though our admission ticket included it, we made the easy decision not to climb the bell tower.
After the climb we were ready for supper. We went to a little café and had some average pasta…penne ragu for me, and spaghetti carbonara for Mel. We then called it a night since we have to be up early for our bus tour of Tuscany ...
Well, knew about the noon closings, but somehow it dropped from my mind. This was going to be my first serious day of looking at church art but it didn't happen because by the time I arrived in the early afternoon things were closed. Live and learn. So I took the 23 bus home which happens to run next to San Marco right before the thundershowers started. This really piggish American tourist and her group got off the bus too slowly at ...