A day in Tuscany
Trip Start Jul 09, 2011
30Trip End Aug 11, 2011
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Yesterday we went to Bologna which was underwhelming but I think you do become somewhat blaise about churches and cathedrals as every little town has an amazing cathedral. Alan is even contemplating turning catholic! Tomorrow Narell and I are doing a cooking class and the boys are heading to Reggio émilio to a casino. Silivia, who owns Torre, is taking the class and thankfully she speaks very good English
Montombraro, just near our Tower, has put on a Lavender festival for us. Narell tells me that she organised it for my birthday. Not sure but she did organise to have a sparkler at breakfast on my birthday.
Ben, an interesting view about economics is that prices in Europe have certainly been affected by the state of the euro. A coffee, sort of standard currency here, is around 1-2 euros (less than $3) everywhere. Narell's physio appointment for 45 mins cost 21 euro. I think everything is cheaper here. Petrol might be the exception.
Kate, you would love the leather markets here in Florence, althought you can't bargain as hard now. Shame we come from Cairns as a leather jacket just doesn't have the same application for the future. In many ways the towns are still very much caught in the 60s and 70s, no internet, traditional gatherings and practices.
It is great that everyone is blogging, especially you Mum. Lea, I know that the Italy experience is close to your heart and probably not that dissimiliar to your time here. Marie, shame about the Gold Lotto but hopefully the Tuesday draw was kind to us. Love to all and thanks for keeping an eye on Ben and Harry. love