Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yay! We have conquered the mad driving in Florence!

Me at the top of the Duomo checkin' out the sights...

Pretty fountain of Poseidon outside of Uffizi Gallery...

Dennis climbing up the many steps to the Duomo top!

For a bit of change, Cupid will give you a hug and kiss on the cheek!

What a wonderful day! It started out rainy but then cleared up and was beautiful and breezy. We also figured out that dreaded A1 toll system and got our passes, paid our tolls and went merrily about our way. We did stop and ask a guy who was pulled over to the side of the road before we went through the first one, just to make sure!! We have also decided that us driving in Florence is much like rally driving. I am the navigator, Dennis the driver. We are figuring it out but it is still driving hell and we can get to our destinations without too much trouble. We saw the Uffizi Gallery, the Academia Gallery, and climbed to the top of the Duomo (the huge red roofed dome famous in Florence). I think we climbed about 500 steps but it was soooo worth it! We saw Botticeli's "The Birth of Venus", the real statue of Michaelangelo's "David", and several da Vinci pic's as well. It was amazing to see them for real. Sat and just people watched for awhile which was fun too! So many people! We leave EARLY for Rome tomorrow and that should be very interesting! Gotta' go to sleep now! Ciao! and remember you can click on a picture and enlarge it!

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