Florence - David And More.

Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
Trip End Dec 31, 2020

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Flag of Italy  , Tuscany,
Monday, August 29, 2005

Florence is a beautiful hilly city made predominantly of marble, in hues of white, green and pink. Known for its art and of course also as the home of famous artists, the most well know being Michelangelo. Again we stayed at a campsite that required public transport to reach the city centre something we have actually got reasonably skilled about for people who hardly ever used public transport before this trip! One of Florences major draw cards and the basis for its kitchy souvenirs is of course the original of Michelangelos David. We queued up to see the sculpture and were pleased we did as it is much larger and has amazingly more intricate detail that we had thought. I took a photo, then found out they were forbidden when the security guards started to find the source of the flash. Florence has a huge church called the Duomo, second only in size to St Peters in the Vatican. The Duomo is colourful with a terra cotta orange roof and pink, green and white marble facade. In the village close to where we were camping we got chatting to a local vet. He saw our Aussie hats and told us he had a fascination with Australia and reads and watches all things Australian he can. He recommended things to do and places to see and where to eat in Florence which was very helpful. On our last night we took up his suggestion for a place to eat and it turned out to be a bit of an adventure. We had to catch a bus to the end of the line and then walk quite a long way but we found it, had a fabulous meal of roast pigeon and walked all the way back to the campsite along narrow roads without footpaths. We do like a good adventure.

Footnote: The Historic Centre of Florence is UNESCO World Heritage Listed.
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