Friday was our last day in Florence as we were leaving Saturday morning. We did so much in Italy, had so much fun, took so many awesome photos (I’ve 2,400 after deleting all the junk — 700 are uploaded to the web site here in this series)… well, I felt it was time for a victory lap.
Random photos from a walking tour (from the Rick Steves’ Florence book) that we did in the afternoon, on the south side of the Arno river. Lots of neat shops (like the chandilier repair shop) and artisans. There’s also a photo in here of the Trattoria 4 Leoni where we later had, one of the best meals of the entire trip. Just off the charts, wow.
Thursday in Florence we took the time to duck into the Galileo Museum which was just a couple blocks from the Piazza Signoria. Really neat museum, hardly any other visitors there, and well worth the time.
We took a taxi ride up the grand canal from St. Mark’s square to “The Ghetto”. The canal is the bustling main thoroughfare of Venice.
Shout out to Dee and Bobby, we were in Venice on their 48th wedding anniversary! …so, Gondola ride was madatory.
After the ladies shopped Murano, we hopped another vaporetto back to the main island. It made about 200 stops… boooooring.
Almost every shop and glass producer has a ‘no fotos’ sign. So these are just some general photos of Venice and some photos from the vaperatto to Murano.
Just a few random shots, mostly of things done by Michelangelo.
Next to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.
Photos from our hike to the top of the Duomo in Florence.