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... lady, and an escalation to her sort of friendly supervisor who kindly clicked on a button for us.)
For dinner we wandered a bit, eventually finding our way to "da Li Latini" which Bullets recommended but Mom felt got mixed reviews. We went with the flow here, letting the house choose the mixed anti-pasto and then ordering our main but not off the menu. We took a bet on the cost of the meal, which was sorted out tableside when ...
... entertained for an hour, it stopped raining and we were hungry.
After lunch, we walked to the Medici Chapels. Inside is the Church of Lorenzo which houses the famous tombs of the great ruling Medici family, which were designed and carved by Michelangelo. The site includes the dusky Crypt, the big, domed Chapel of Princes, and the New Sacristy. The main church was under complete restoration as the keystone in one arch fell to the floor ...
... artist made some ballon animals for the kids...of course for a small tip!
Just around the corner was Piazza della Signoria. There was an Alfa Romeo vintage car display on in the Piazza della Signoria...so we grabbed a gelato and walked around looking at the cars and stalls.
And what walk through Florence wouldn't be complete without rubbing the nose of the boar - Il Porcellino - notice the nose is shiny ...
... shopping. Since it was a bit of a trek with our luggage, we made it to our train with 10 minutes to spare. Note: the conductors do not tell you when you are leaving or even give you a warning. The train just move when it is time to leave.
Since the fast trains take about 2 hours to get from Rome to Florence, I passed out. I clearly did not get enough sleep thus far in my trip. As we got ...
... the outside! Our hostel is really cool, they had a live jazz band and dinner provided and we made some friends last night to drink with, Xavier from Melbourne, Leila from USA, Daniel from Brazil, Laura form Wagga Wagga, Alex from USA, and Milan from Hungary (who learned English from watching Cartoon Network!!) we drank a LOT. Also I take back what I said about Venice having a lot of pigeons as they have millions of them in every city I've been to in Europe, especially ...