October 7, 2017- Saturday, last day in Florence

We met Beth for breakfast at the hotel, and then were off for our 8:30AM tour at the Uffizi. We were glad to get there early because it is so crowded and despite the stringent crowd control, the air conditioning just cannot keep up. We left Beth for lunch on our own and grabbed a taxi to Piazzale Michaelangelo Plaza, a terrace high above the city for an overview of Florence.

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The Ponte Vecchio is in the foreground with the post-1945 rebuilt bridges lining up behind it. After enjoying the sunny weather, we took a taxi part of the way, but walked through the streets once we were closer to the hotel, stepping into the shops to explore the extravagant good available.

Our friend Nancy arrived earlier in the day, and after she rested a bit, the four of headed out for an aperativo and dinner. We took a long stroll through the historic district. Nancy took this shot of us rubbing the nose of the florentine boar which will bring us back to the city again someday. We had a delicious dinner at Trattoria Ponte Vecchio.

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Wife, mother, retired educator, emerging artist. Mary has lived in 10 states and enjoyed them all ~ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Hawaii, California, Utah, Minnesota (return), North Carolina with long term visits to Colorado and Arizona. She likes to travel and create mixed media, quilted and fiber art. She has exhibited at the Page-Walker Art Gallery and History Center in Cary, NC; Durham-Orange Quilt Show; Minnesota Quilt Show; the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Quilt Fest of New Jersey.
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4 Responses to October 7, 2017- Saturday, last day in Florence

  1. aimolde2013 says:

    I just saw this post which I missed earlier. Isn’t Florence so wonderful?! Do you see Italians drinking a bright orange drink? It’s called Aperol Spritz. I started drinking them over there. They’re not too sweet, a little bit bitter and so good! You might like one.

    Ingrid Molde Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Sent from my I Pad

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  2. Dee Ann says:

    “Pet the Pork” so you can return to Florence…Check!!!! And seeing the view of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo…Check!!! Both “must dos” completed…well done!

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  3. Marie Milazzo says:

    Enjoying following every step of your journey through Italy. I’m sure your enjoying the wonderful sites and of course the delicious food and wine….enjoying “La Dolce Vita” is what Italy is all about. Have a great time ladies..

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Enjoyed your blog of your travels..what a great experience . C and K

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