Hi Alexandra. In case you don't know about it today's must see is the Scoppio del Carro or the explosion of the cart, only happens at Easter and a 500 year tradition, the procession ends and fireworks start outside the Duomo at 11am. Highlights for us so far have been the Uffizi gallery (Michelangelos David), the costume/ fashion display at the Pitti Palace near the Ponte Vecchio, the day trip tour we did to the Cinque Terre coastal fishing villages. Also many small things like the clock inside the Duomo is one of the oldest clicks in Europe, shows all 24 hours and runs backwards starting at the bottom. So much to see here. Hard to believe we go to the supermarket and carry our shopping bags home over the Ponte Vecchio centuries old bridge built 1350 or so I think. We are leaving for Paris and Northern France tomorrow, enjoy your stay in Italy!
Hello Millars! I found your blog on offexploring.com (I have one too - www.offexploring.com/in-transit). I am a recent university grad from Windsor, Ontario travelling the world for three months and I too am in Florence at the moment :) I'm here until Tuesday and wondered if you maybe wanted to meet up or if not if you had any recommendations for things to see and do. Have you come across any good restaurants that aren't too expensive? I was curious too what your plans are for Easter. I'm not sure what's open this Sunday and Monday and am wondering what I should do. If you're not up to too much contact that's perfectly fine. I know you're here as a family. I just wondered if you had any advice for a young solo traveller :)
(Havented is how you now spell haven't)
HI Have just looked at all the new photos, havented looked since Paris. Looks like you really are seeing all the sights in London. Like Meg, I think you seem closer now you are in London. Off to Holland soon. I wish I was too!
Looks like you are having the family trip of a lifetime! I can't believe how much you get done between each time I log on! Well done! See you soon! Not long now!
A bit scary those telephone booths 1 could have been Dr Who's. What a great time you are all having.
Lots of love Opa
You all look so happy! Wish we were there!
Hi Girls (and Paulina & Andrew!)
So great to see all your amazing photos. We miss you all at school. Cant wait to hear all the stories first hand...and I too want to know what was in the Zara bag! I hope you had a macaron for me and some gelati too :) Be good!
HI Guys, have sent Paulina an email today. The photos are really great, looks like you are having an awesome trip - enjoy Paris!
Hi Kim we are off to Paris tomorrow for 4 days staying central, a direct trip on the TGV. P will message you on Facebook. Andrew
Hi Andrew and Paulina
The girls and I are living in France for 6 months.
We would live to see you if you are still in the vicinity.
That's the way Alison, be brave. (easy for me to say with at least 6 years before anyone leaves the nest). Nice to hear from you.
Looks like you are having a wonderful time, and getting some shopping in! Enjoy every minute...can't wait to hear all about it when you get home. Have been very shakey with Hamish leaving home but he is having a wonderful time in Vancouver so far and that is what it is all about...