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Up until this day in my trip I had organized a rough agenda of visiting significant and historic museums, churches, monuments etc.. But on my birthday all I wanted to do was walk through the city without any pressing objectives or lines to wait in. However I did believe there were so many pastries I had yet to taste so I wanted to visit several different shops whose reputations preceded them. For the next four hours I consumed 10-15 different pastries and by early evening I ...
... a guess on where to get off & it's only 10 minutes to our hotel when we figure it out. We Droo off our rain gear, it always clears up when you make the effort to return to your hotel to get it. We get new instructions on the best gelato place & set off on a mission. Lonely planet describes their choc orange flavour in a way that makes you drool. If you love choc orange Jaffa flavours like me. After quite a big search about an hour we find it. We go three scoops. Mine 2 ...
After quite a long queue, we managed to go up to cuppola before they closed (last group I think), and see the cuppola inside and outside, again with fantastic views of the city and something you couldn't see from Campanile: Campanile itself.
An spanish couple on top heard us speaking in spanish and asked us to take them a picture. They were using Nikon same as me, so I ...
... br> Hilary and Vince- So glad Hilary was OK from her spill! They are heading to Rome and then Cinque Terre on the Italian coast for the next 2 weeks. Can't wait to hear how Hilary does in the Ironman in August...we will be rooting for you!
We took a cab to our hotel for the weekend, Relais Calvacanti, right in the heart of Florence and recommended by my friend Debby. We got settled into the room, and I started feeling hungry ...
... s why they turn counter clockwise as they go up – to give the defenders the advantage).
I pressed on in the confined space, admiring the amount of work it must have taken on construct the dome. I can appreciate art much more when it meets math and science. I made it all the way to the top and took a few photos for Lizzie to admire from the wide open spaces below. I looked for her from the top and would have taken a photo, but I think she was too close ...