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Florence, Italy - 20th April 2012

By: Blackie

Today, we finally could do some sightseeing in Florence!  :)

The weather was not so fine and it rained every now and then, but the city really was very beautiful!

Like all the Italian cities, the Cathedral in one of the main attractions, this one is colourful, and I also learnt it's the 4th biggest Cathedral in the world!  This is why we couldn't manage to make it all fit in one photo, just the fašade... :D

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Then we moved on to Piazza della Signoria (Signoria Square). Here, we saw the Town Hall, "Palazzo Vecchio" (Old Palace). It was formerly called "Palazzo della Signoria" (Signoria Palace), as Florence Governor used to live in there. It was a bit difficult to understand what "Signoria" stands for, but I think it's how the Government was called at that times...  :rolleyes:

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Around the square, there are a lot of other things to see, you almost don't know where to go first!

So, we saw the Fountain of Neptune

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and the famous David by Michelangelo... well, not the real one, this one is a copy they put in the square....

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the original one in into the Uffizi Gallery, a very very famous museum full of masterpieces of Italian Renaissance... and of tourists!!! We didn't dare to queue here...  :thinking:

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It already was quite late, and it's an almost-5-hours drive from Florence back home, so we had to leave... we still had some big clouds over us.

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While travelling, both Kazumi and me came to know our next hosts' names, so it's almost time to leave Italy. It makes me a bit sad, but who know what kind of adventures are waiting for me next!  :rolleyes:

* Posted May 1, 2012, 12:14 am Last edited May 1, 2012, 12:16 am by Blackie [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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