Walking, walking, walking
Aug 15, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
for dinner, both of which were excellent. The pizza was sold by weight so you just said which pizza you wanted and gestured the size. The gelato was a Topdeck special: 5 scoops (ie 5 flavours) for 4 Euro.This night was the last on our tour but everyone was tired so there wasn't much of a farewell.
Today was a day of walking tours. First a 90 minute walking tour of Florence, then a 4 1/2 hour bus trip, then a 4 hour walking tour of Rome.In Florence we saw many of the buildings we'd seen the night before, but this time surrounded by tourists (so the evening stroll was well worth it). We then had a leather demonstration at the Leonardo leatherworks, which was very interesting. We then had less than 1 hour free time to have a look around the city and get lunch before having to head back to camp. This unfortunately did not allow time to go inside the cathedral or to climb the tower :-(In Rome Greg rushed us around the first part of the walking tour in order to get us to the Pantheon just before it shut. The tour was great as it meant we saw all the big landmarks of Rome without using up our free day the next day and without having to navigate to them ourselves! We saw a square (which name escapes me), the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, lots more fountains, the Victor Emmanuel monument, some other things which names escape me, and the highlight: the Colosseum.We also stopped for pizza and gelato