Florence, Italy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This is Il Duoma di Firenze...Cathedral of
Florence and absolutely beautiful church
 July 2, 2014

We took the bus after much discussion to Florence.  It was good to get out of the house in Chianti.  One "downer" about Tuscany is you can't get anywhere on foot.  We'd been all over on foot with a backpack so having to load up 5-6 people into a car to get to the bus station took patience.  I thought everyone did great though.  The house we rented was on a hillside and if you know me at all, you know I've suffered from motion sickness all my life and the first day riding with Pepaw, Kara's father, I wasn't sure I'd make it all the way to town to just go to the grocery store.  So everyone was really nice to let me have the a/c on in the front seat.  Our day trip to Florence was a lot of fun, it was about an hour bus ride from Greve.  :)
They were saying Gelato (we counted about
25 servings over the trip for Chloe)

The doors of the cathedral are bronze
and show the Madonna and child.  

We went by a Rick Steves' recommendation
to Vini for lunch in Florence, it was outstanding

The Uffizi Gallery was really awesome, of course
here's Michelangelo's David.  It once was in the
entrance of the city's town hall Palazzo Vecchio
then moved to the museum for protection.
It took 4 days to move it half a mile

One of many gelatos consumed on the trip

Inside the Uffizi Gallery

David was constantly surrounded by tourists

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