Florence - Sore legs, Rainy weather & loving it
Trip Start Apr 25, 2010
21Trip End May 18, 2010
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We woke to see a very wet and rainy day in beautiful Florence, not a great day to do a walking tour. We had packed our spray jackets, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem and the hotel will have umbrellas, so all’s good. Again it was another rushed breaky and we then walked down to the Ponte Vecchio to meet the tour. It turned out to be a good sized group of 12, thank goodness because all those umbrellas made it a bit difficult trying to pass pedestrians in the narrow streets.
Our tour guide Angelo, was very passionate about his city and was a well of fascinating information about the history and buildings
From there our tour ended after 3 hours and our legs were killing us. We walked back to our hotel for a quick rest and by the time we were due to go out again, my legs had seized up. Wendy had recommended the Pitti palace, which was occupied by the Medici family way back when. So we had a couple of hours before it closed, so off we went. Now if I had known all the steps and hills involved in seeing this palace, there is no way I would of gone. Wendy we love you for the recommendation but our legs didn’t. When then limped back to the hotel, totally exhausted but of course on the way we pass leather markets, so I become invigorated again (only for a short burst though)
Dinner was in a lovely restaurant, where entree consisted of ravioli with walnut and cream and sauce. It was sensational. Mains were some chicken dish for Andrew and I had veal. We also orders some asparagus with parmesan cheese and potatoes. All washed down with a bottle of Rose. Then back to bed for our final night’s sleep in Florence. Tomorrow we head to Roma.
Oh and do you believe it, today my prescription sunglasses broke? So now I don’t have any bloody glasses. Same problem, the arm snapped off in the exact same spot as the normal glasses. Why they both break when I am overseas, I don’t know but it’s a real pain.
Two more things we are busy watching;
1. Volcano and flight disruptions again
2. Greece and the problems they are having with protests over their financial crisis. We will arrive there on Saturday, so just hope it doesn’t turn nasty.