Trip Start Apr 21, 2012
27Trip End May 31, 2012
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Arrived at my lovely hotel and skipped straight to the Uffizi Gallery. 430pm = no queues! Fantastic! Made sure I saw all the masterpieces and made out I knew what they represented and ohhhh'ed and ahhhh'ed at the right times. Then needed a prosecco.
Found the Clubhouse where I could have a wine glass FULL of prosecco and buffet appetizers for €6. Outstanding. I think I love Florence.
Instead I visited the Museum of Photography. There was a special exhibition of work by Brian Duffy, English guy who photographed celebrities of the 60's. Loved it.
I then found a food market at Piazza S Maria Novelli where I had the equivalent of an Italian sausage sizzle, but much classier than Bunnings. Two glasses of vino Rossi to go with and I was skipping home in the rain.
Not one cat to be found in Florence. Very disappointed.
Tomorrow I'm off on a Vespa day trip to Tuscany. Can't wait. Hope it stops raining though.
Last day in Florence and I joined a Vespa tour in the Chianti countryside. Nine of us were riding Piaggio 50cc scooters with a maximum speed of about 45 km/h. It was a fantastic day.
We stopped for lunch at Villa Le Corti, a winery owned by a noble Italian family with a real prince and his family in residence. I quickly found out he was married with three children so that was a shame - he was quite nice looking
Unfortunately it rained on the last 20 minutes of the ride home, but it made it even more fun and we all looked a mess.
It's still raining in Florence tonight and doesn't look good for tomorrow. I can't even be bothered going out tonight after coming home wet and cold. Macdonalds for dinner - just a week ago I thought how ridiculous tourists eating Maccas in Italy with so much great food around!
I'll be on my next train leg tomorrow to the Cinque Terra.