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the Duomo.

We woke up to another rainy day, not a monsoon like yesterday in Venice but cold drizzly rain. Our tour today began with a bus ride  to the 16th century Academia of Fine Arts which has been home to Michelangelo’s David, neither one of us is an art connoisseur  but that is a masterpiece you can almost see him breath.   Then we walked over to the Duomo, a massive building with a huge dome and the usual display of the church’s wealth and power. Then a few blocks to The Signoria Square witch use to be the seat of government for Tuscany, there they have many statues mostly of nude men in unusual poses lot of them featuring children, I guess we just don’t understand art.  Unfortunately the sky opened up with a huge downpour.

Darcy in the Rain
  We ducted into a gelato shop called Tivoli, that’s was recommended to us as being the best gelato shop in Florence, it was lucky it was right off the Signoria Square.  The gelato was very good.  Once the rain subsided we walked to Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, it is very interesting.  There is a small part that over looks the river, the rest of the bridge has Jewelry stores on both side of the street.  Florence seems like a great city with many fine art museums and very expensive leather, clothing and jewelry shops, it’s a shame the weather did not let us see more. We ended our last day in Florence with a typical Tuscany dinner, at a place just outside of Florence called Tre Pini.  along with eight other people from our tour.  Great food, wine and atmosphere.   We are both sorry that this tour is coming to an end, we really like a lot of the people that we met, and tour guide, Michela and our driver Lucho have been fantastic. 

 

afiaaimee says:
Anytime I read a travel piece I am ready to book a ticket. I'm such a sucker for any cultural experience. Sounds amazing! I've done Europe, much of Asia, and North Africa. Hands down my favorite trip was a food and wine tour to Tuscany. Really had the time of my life and it's like every local is there to help you enjoy. Next trip you should check it out.
Posted on: Jan 22, 2010
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the Duomo.
the Duomo.
Darcy in the Rain
Darcy in the Rain
Bell Tower
Bell Tower
Windows on the Ponte Vecchio
Windows on the Ponte Vecchio
The Arno River
The Arno River
the Ponte Vecchio
the Ponte Vecchio
Tuscany has a lot of  statues most…
Tuscany has a lot of statues mos…
Florence
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