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Italy # 8

Florence

sunny 22 °C

It is late on our last evening in Italy. We have returned to our favourite restaurant. We dined on veal and lamb followed by pecorino and honey. We drank lovely wine from Montepulciano followed by a recommendation from the waiter which tasted like medicine.

Today we finally got to see David. The 2 hour line up was probably worth it because it is wonderful as you walk down the passage towards it - a bit like seeing an old friend. The rest of our day was taken up with wandering the old streets and eating some fantastic gelati.

Yesterday we finally got into the Duomo. The highlight was climbing to the top of the camponile (belltower) and seeing the wonderous views across Florence. We also visited the Medici chapel at San Lorenzo.

Vicky finally bought a bag from at Furla. Bulgari will have to wait until next time!

So it is arriverderci from Italy and Ola to Spain. Hopefully we will have a computer capable of USB connection for more photos next time.

Great news about the crows, the sport news here is all about the soccer game between Roma and Manchester and the preceeding crowd fights.

Posted by GVCharlton 14:12 Archived in Italy Tagged tourist_sites

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Vicky, you have a genius sense of timing. The Australian dollar is at a 17 year high! You can spend with total confidence. Not that you would consider anthing less! Have a great time in Spain. Susanx

by brandsusan

The Aussie dollar is at a 17 year high.....spend, spend, spend... temperature here is a consistent 30+ degrees during the last week and the same for the rest of this week and into next .... I wonder if we will have winter... I notice 22c in Florence ... weather seems perfect. PS Sandy's mother was born in Florence!!!
Two more sleeps and holidays..... thank God!!
Regards
Michael
PPS Crows are slightly favourites for this weekends Showdown after their sensational win last week.
PPPS... sadly Kevin Crease passed away... bone cancer.

by mwl

Hey parents, that all sounds very jolly! I like your food entries, cheese bread and wine for lunch sounds nice. I am glad you got a handbag ma, can't wait to see it, even though i wont be seeing you for a long time as a result of both our travel plans. I also liked the photo of pa on the bike! Well better get back to cooking, i think my fritata might be burning.

Love Mel

by acharlton

Hi Vicky
Just got home from youngest son's wedding in South Africa (Cape Town) - flew out on 17March & back Easter Sunday. Have enjoyed reading about your travels in Italy - was there many years ago with small children - think I need to do it again with adult company! Enjoy the rest of your trip! Alison xx

by ACampbell

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