Trip Start Aug 04, 2014
9Trip End Aug 12, 2014
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A morning exploring the sights of Florence and an exciting afternoon as we are back with Intrepid and are exploring Florence by Segway !!!
Well I said yesterday that it was the best hotel breakfast I have seen at Jesolo de Lido, well this morning beat it - on location, quantity and quality... Even smoked salmon !
After breakfast we wandered out into the heat and explored the streets and markets, unfortunately being a Sunday all the churches were closed !!!
After a very light lunch. (Actually a drink and a strawberry Eton mess lookalike) we headed for our next intrepid trip - Florence by Segway !!!
After about 1/2 hour training. (Mmmm ) we finally mastered the basics and set off through the very crowded streets of Florence.
The idea of Segway is strange balance on two wheels, luckily the thing seems to do most of the balancing and after a very wobbly start you soon get the hang of it , bend the knees , shake the hips and your off. As long as you don't use the handle to push and pull which is the natural reaction you are fine.
Over the next three hours we toured around all the major sites of Florence with a running commentary via headsets from our guide.
What an amazing afternoon .... With temperatures around 33 degrees it was quite a blissful way to explore a city.
Evening meal was preceded in a local bar with free tapas, and what an evening meal... Fantastic Bruchetta (goats cheese and Parma ham for me and tomato for Helen and Donna)
Main course of Pork fillet with red onion and ginger salad washed down by local beer - full now. !!