This weekend I have been to Florence in Italy - what an amazing city! Sadly the queues were too long for going into the art galleries, such as the Uffizi, so I'll just have to go back again some time when it's low season to do that. But I still loved the whole experience, soaking up the culture and the atmosphere. I was accompanied by Dawn, who at the last minute decided it would be a good break, and we had a lot of fun together. Dawn decided she would have a caricature drawn of herself outside the Uffizi Gallery.
It was fantastic to see the sites of Florence, and it was well worth the walk up to Piazzale di Michalangelo - hard work, but worth every step, just for the amazing views of the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.
On Friday night we went to a local Florentine restaurant where we sat on a table with 4 Americans, Christina, Mike, Cathy and Greg, and afterwards we joined them to go and sample a few of the local bars - it was a really great night, and so unexpected. The meal was a steak, cooked the traditional Florentine way ... hmmm, their version of cooked left a lot to be desired! But the sweet was to die for!
And as you might guess, I have sampled plenty of Italian ice cream! Yummy!