Florence day 3
Trip Start Jul 31, 2007
30Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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On the agenda today was a chill out in Giardino di Boboli as I didn't fancy the prospect of going back into the city, and I liked the idea of taking a mosey through some Italian plants. It was defo a good choice, I found a sweet spot near a big pond with fountains, and relaxed on a cool stone bench in the shade, lovely stuff. One of the special exhibitions on was a recreated Pompei garden, but it was a bit rubbish really, just looked like a row of weeds. I sat in the sun and scoffed my lunch then headed indoors to the Garden exhibition - basically detailing Babylon through to Roman gardens, and it was surprisingly quite interesting
After chilling out in the gardens for the best part of the day, I headed slowly back up to the campsite, stopping to say hello to a lovely Italian cat half way up the million stairs. God knows how many steps I've climbed in the last few days, I wish I'd gone on the ruddy stair master at the gym to get in some training.
Ok, so here are my impressions of Firenze: lots of nice architecture but very touristy, the Boboli gardens are lovely but a bit pricey at €9, and you can't sit on the grass... I'm defo glad I went into the Ufizi gallery, but wish I had queued for the cathedral.... also, I don't know why I had it in mind that there would be more domes in the city, I could only see 2. I don't think I would really go back to Firenze, not for 3 nights anyways. I could probably have stayed for 2 nights and been happy with that. There, my 2 cents worth.