Florence and more damn tourists
Trip Start Jul 31, 2007
30Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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Then it was time for lunch and time to try out my Italian, again, but this time I got laughed at by some guy, dammit. I can't pronounce minerale correct. Never mind. I headed down to some piazza, and got a nice surprise, noticing the fountain and heaps of other statues, one of David. Sweet. So, the obligitory picture taking ensued, and then it was on to find the Duomo. I took the long way around so I could feel a little lost, just to be authentic. There was yet another queue for the Duomo, so I was a cheat and took the €6 ticket to walk 414 steps up some tower next to it, man what a slog!! Thought I was having a heart attack on the way up, had to take regular stops. There were about 3 levels where you could get get views over the city and of the cathedral dome, lovely. I chilled out a bit at the top, a well deserved rest I thought, taking a few more piccies. Managed to spy a park in the distance, so thought I would check that out later, turned out to be some gardens that you have to pay €6 to get into, so thought I'd save that for Thursday.
So I headed off on another wander around the city, and then as my feet got more swollen, over ponte Vecchio back to the campsite.
(I still have loads more piccies to upload to this.........)