Day 26 - Florence May 26th 2012 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 f ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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