Next stop.... Florence (my favourite place) and the closer we got, the hotter it got!
And after finding our accommodation (wonderful with mezzanine floors and Jacuzzi!) and having a wonderful meal of pasta which dh cooked, we all slept like logs!
Next morning, up we got and off to the 'Hop-on, Hop-off' bus!
We LOVE these!
So off we set hopping off and hopping back on!
And looking down side streets,
Statue of David
Looking out over Florence
Off to the Palace....
We walked our feet off... water was a must!
The gardens were glorious, and for a moment we thought the bird below was a statue...
until it moved!!
Youngest sister with oldest sister....
If you ever wanted to buy the most amazing jewellery, then this is where you need to be!
Just jutting out from the side of the bridge the pride of someone...who loves a garden
Can you imagine just how high this tower is... and zooming in, Hannah felt faint at the thought of actually climbing those stairs.... lucky all we did was 'look' at it!
We walked until our feet hurt, and we didn't help ourselves really - but there was just too much to see, we decided not to catch the last bus and walked all the way back, dh and Hannah looked in bookshops, and Paige and Meaghan looked in fashion shops, and I looked out for both pairs that they didn't get lost from each other! Finally we reached our apartment and changed shoes and found a wonderful restaurant a few doors down with the most wonderful pasta! The owner was sing-songy, funny and very animated - calling Paige 'Paiginie Francesca' (Paige's middle name is Frances) and Hannah 'Anna Rosa' (her middle name is Rose) It was really hilarious with lots of giggles!
Then late to bed.... but we sure did welcome sleep! (So did our feet!)
We got to the end of the 'jumps' in Pisa,(I think we got tired and forgot!)
here's one at the Paris Opera House...
Next.... to Rome!