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Little were we aware that today, 2nd of June, was Italian National Day or Republic Day. The day commemorates the referendum held in 1946, in which the Italian people voted for a government, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism. You could imagine we got a big surprise when we walked passed the Town Hall and saw men abseiling down the front with a huge Italian flag, a ...
... basket there filled with letters. A walk around the block brings us in a big circle to the other end of the same laneway where a red banner drapes down the front of Casa Dei Dante, Dante’s House. Should have been tipped off on this one as the street is named after him too. A short street later we emerge into the now bight sunshine in Piazza Della Signora and establish the meeting point for the tour. A quick race over Ponte Vecchio to drop off the bag ...
Brian highlight - black truffles for lunch, white truffles for dinner
Brian lowlight - the door at the restaurant where we ate lunch. Every time someone walked in or out, the door slammed shut
Claibourne highlight - Celebrating New Years Eve in the streets of Florence
Claibourne lowlight - La Giostra
Christine highlight - our couple hours of rest in the hotel
Christine lowlight - the ...
If I were to describe Florence I would say it is a soft, delicate and very beautiful city. It is almost like Rome is a man and Florence is a woman. I know that's a weird description but that's how I felt. After spending the majority of the day in Pisa we spent that night meeting new people in our hostel. We met some really nice people, those to mention were Sophie (an American singer song writer), Thomaz (Brazilian student studying in Germany) and Ben (Aussie on a ...
... and I next made our way toward Il Viottolone, the cypress tree-lined gravel path. We happened upon the haunting face sculpture, Tindaro Screpolato, by the Polish sculptor, Igor Mitoraj. We could see multiple statues on both sides of the cypress-lined path, but we made it halfway down Il Viottolone before we decided to turn around and rendezvous with the David family.
We stopped ...
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