Today was a good day, walked through the leather markets where I bought a handbag, Zac rubbed the nose of Il Porcellino, a bronze statue of a boar near the markets, supposed to guarantee your return to Firenze as well as bring good luck. We visited the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croce and walked over Ponte Vecchio. I bought Mum 'The Pietà' to take home. There was a gelato festival so we sampled a few different flavours... it would be rude not too......
We finished our day with a meal at IL Portale Pizzera restaurant which is next to our hotel. A nice place albeit a bit overpriced.
March 2011 - Mark, Pam & Bree, leaving New Zealand for 3 months overseas. Visiting UK, Europe, USA and finishing with a cruise in the Mexican riveria.
May 2012 - Mark, Pam & Zac leaving New Zealand for 5 weeks overseas. Visiting Hong Kong, Turkey, UK, France & Italy.
May 2014 - Mark & Pam leave New Zealand for 6 weeks overseas where we will visit Dubai, Germany, Austria, Istanbul, Athens, Mykonos, Venice, board a cruise ship for 8 nights and cruise the Med and finish with a Singapore stopover. ... full info