Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... went to a little sidewalk pizza place with Karen and Shannon. We all shared a big salad and 2 pizzas: four cheese and prosciutto with mushrooms.
The four of us decided to venture out on a night walk of the city, where we crossed back over the Ponte Vecchio and walked up, and up, and up, and up, and up many, many flights of stairs to a large park overlooking the city, lit up at night. It was so beautiful. The lights were golden, and there were so many churches ...
... by Leonardo, Donatello or Raphael. The statue is much larger than I had imagined and I snuck a picture even though you’re not allowed to take photos for some stupid reason.
The next day, I took a half day trip to Pisa, which is only an hour’s train ride away from Florence, to see the what else but the leaning tower, as well as to explore the city. It only took a few hours to walk the city and see all the sights so I headed back ...
... secret” places here late at night?) We couldn’t pass up the opportunity, so we decided to split a kabob between the 4 of us and they directed us to their partner in crime down the road. (This all sounds a lot more sketchy than it really was haha…I promise it’s safe) I don’t know how, but we somehow found the road he told us to go to and I saw a young guy wiping his mouth with a napkin, so immediately I knew he’d just been to the bakery. ...
... around the city for a while seeing sites like the Duomo, which is an enormous dome on the top of a church in the center of town, the River Arno, which cuts through the city of Florence separating the north and south banks. The city of Florence is beautiful and looks to be very well preserved. My sister and brother in law, Megan and Adam, were in Florence nearly a week before us and they left us with one major recommendation, eat ...
... and His Works. It will be wonderful to be able to go on daily field trips to see some of the art in person in local churches and museums. I am very lucky to have that opportunity. Not a bad way to satisfy my "aesthetic awareness" requirements for my curriculum at Purdue :)
Well, I am sorry this is so long. It has just been a busy and exciting past few days. Hope you all are doing well back home!
Ciao i miei amici!
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