For anyone who has never visited Florence, us included, it simply blew our minds!! Stunning architecture, vibrant piazzas, uniquely interesting museums and art galleries... It almost has it all!
Having traipsed down via Siena (sadly not as impressive as we thought it might be...) we arrived late at the Pacheggio Gelsomino just outside of the central walled area of Florence (Firenze). More than adequate for 15 euro a night and an easy bus (number 11) into the city...
Making a beeline for the Leondaro da Vinci museum, we practically ran through the streets towards this novel and informative museum... Lottie was so inspired, we have another video blog entry in the final stages of completion as both girls marvelled at the genius's inventions...
With rumbling tummies, we headed into the Piazza del Duomo for a bite of pizza whilst overlooking the Santa Maria Cathedral... with pigeons flying perilously close, we left for the Piazza Republicca and a carousel of all things... both girls loved this!!
Sadly time got the better of us, so we raced through to the Uffizi and a chance to see the statue of David.... if we had more time, we would have visited for longer but we needed to head south before nightfall so back we traipsed to the aire/parking... this 20mins walks allowed ample time for some food shopping and a gelato...
Before arriving back and descending south for Siena and eventually Lake Bracciano, Rome
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