First day exploring Florence

Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Camping Panaramico Fiesole

Flag of Italy  , Tuscany,
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our first day at exploring Florence. Our campsite offered a free shuttle service from the campsite to Fiesole. From Fiesole we were able to catch a bus into Florence itself... only took about 10min in total.  From there we jumped on another "jump on jump off bus'.  We went all throughout Florence.  We stopped at 'Piazzale Michelangelo’ replica overlooking Florence.  An amazing view.  There were about 6 Asian weddings there.  What was with that?!   Trav asked one of his friends and according to Mr Joon’Ee Wong “The 2 in Chinese means Jewel and the 7 means Complete Circle or Cycle  eg marriage" (hence the date being the 27th of July)!  We went to the Palazzo Pitti and the Duomo  – a huge Cathedral which had a massive painting on the roof.  Weren’t allowed to take any pictures as the light can damage the art (which sucks as they are quite happy charging an entry fee!).  They had this corny recorded message playing every so often reminding every to be silent “Shhhhhhhhhh Siiiiiilennnnnce”.  We were going to head up to the roof (extra fee and another huge line to wait in) but it was starting to rain so we grabbed lunch instead.  It was good that we did because it pissed down. After lunch we did a bit of shopping and because of the rain we jumped back on the “jump on jump off” bus and saw more sights of Florence.  I was coming down the flight of stairs on the bus and on the last 3 steps I slipped.  Such a clutz!  Small graze to my elbow and my arse took most of the impact.  Plenty of padding there but ouch it hurt!  About a 10cm long bruise appeared after a few days.  Gotta love the battle wounds!  Went back to camp and had tea at the campsite restaurant.  Yummy pasta – only disappointed about the size of the meal...very small. But our first day in Florence went well.
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Dad Birdie on

Hello young Italianos..............more great pics and stories thnx.............ouch sorry to here about your slip too Kel..........bruised bum and pride too ??

travandkel on

No chance of any damage to her pride or ego! T

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