I loved Florence, but then I knew I would, I had seen photos that two of my boys took when they had their trips while at uni and have just been waiting for my chance!
We stopped off for a few hours while on our way to hotel number two! Not nearly enough time and always knew that we would plan a longer trip!
The next day a slightly later start and we went off to San Gimignano - a fascinating place with 14(I think) towers. The car park was at the bottom of a steep hill but the views from the top before we entered the city walls were amazing! The city itself branches off just one main street but down each one there were treasures to see!
We then went off to Siena - a stunning city because of it's red brick buildings. The central square(which is actually shell shaped)- the Piazza del Campo is used for the famous horse races each summer and the town has flags everywhere representing the different neighbourhoods. There is also a connection with Romulus and Remus so lots of pictures and statues around.
So, two more cities left, I'm hoping to show you these soon.
Here are some photos that didn't get in the journal.
|Crowds at the Ponto Vecchio|
|On the way to see the David statue|
Thanks for looking, Chris