Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Florence: Second Day
Enjoying a Cappuccino and the view outside our hostel
Yesterday Derek and I spent the day walking up and down the hills opposite the city of Florence. I took tons of photos of the narrow streets, stone houses with flowers and plants pouring over them.
In front of the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio across the river Amo. Like the London Bridge, this bridge is lined with shops.
The following photos were taken in the hilly neighborhoods across the river.
Derek and I ate our lunch sitting on the curb of this secluded alley.
Walking down an avenue
As you can see, I like picturesque walls and doorways.
We also walked through a monastery and another Basilica.
We got to a place called the Piazza del Michelangelo that overlooks Florence. Beautiful scene!
These water fountains were all over Italy and provided fresh drinking water. We kept our water bottles filled, thanks to them.
This morning we had a little bit of tension when a man below came up to our room to complain that our shower was flooding his room but our hostel manager, a tiny little girl, exchanged a lively conversation with him in Italian and it resolved. She was very apologetic to us and told us not to worry that there is no problem.
Tomorrow I will tell you about the Uffizzi.