Fascinating Florence

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Florence, small and immense and at the same time, is an open air museum grown more beautiful over the centuries; a treasure chest enclosed by ancient walls that safeguard grandiose masterworks of art and architecture so close that you can almost touch them.

From its magnificent position, the city sits at the feet of the Appennine Mountains in a valley that opens onto the Arno Plain. Its buildings and monuments tell stories of art, war and life. Its streets, today crowded with tourists, are the same ones through which Leonardo da VinciMichelangeloDante and many other of the most illustrious minds of all time, threaded their way.

Connie our local guide led us on an informative tour of the centre of Florence. 

Connie our local guide led us on an informative tour of the centre of Florence. 

Connie was aided by her portable amplification system   

Connie was aided by her portable amplification system 

 

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Amongst the other shuts of the City it is the first time I've seen chip Pizza. 

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No cameras were allowed in the Uffizi Gallery, but 32 of us chose to visit whilst the rest had free time to explore the city or sit and chill by the river, or in a Cafe.