Saturday 8th September
Temperature – Blue skies ~ 34°
We had a very quiet start to the day and after breakfast did a load of washing which dried in 1 ½ hours! We sat by the pool for a couple of hours before heading for the train for another day in Florence. Checked on the AFL scores and turned off the computer in disgust after the first quarter. What a poor performance by Geelong.
When we got off the train we decided to buy a sight seeing bus tour- hop on & hop off. This proved to be excellent and we saw much more of Florence than we would have on foot. First stop was the Piazza Michaelangelo where we were able to get fabulous views over the whole city. We then got off at Palazzo Pizzi but to walk through the gardens was a package with the Palace ticket. We walked for a short while before getting back on the bus and back to the train station where the longer route started. This included a little repeat but also went to Freosole which is 9 kms out of Florence and we wouldn’t have seen this otherwise. The sun was shining and we had enjoyed the more relaxing day. Dinner in Florence, then purchased some fruit from the corner store before heading home on the second last train.