Day 27 - Thursday 24 September 2015
We woke up late because we wanted to have a nice sleep in given it was our last chance for the holiday.
Jazz and I wanted to go and do some more shopping given it was our last day in Florence. We also had to stop into a pharmacy to get some cold & flu tablets for Jazz as she wasn't feeling the best.
Jazz had booked us in for a couples massage at 2pm.
We were both really hungry so decided to get some food first then hit the shops.
We had seen some nice pasta places in the food markets the day before so headed back there and got a nice cheap pasta lunch. Outside the food markets were more shops and stalls in the street. We wandered through and I found a nice shoe shop I wanted to look in. Jazz needed tissues so left me in there while she went to find some. It look her ages to come back and I kept finding more shoes that I liked. When she did eventually come back I had a pile of things I wanted to buy.
She'd taken so long because she'd found a jacket in a leather shop just up the street.
I paid for my shoes and we headed to the leather shop to see the jacket she found. I gave it the tick of approval and guy even said they'd shorten the sleeves for us for free.
It was almost 2pm so we looked us the address for the day spa Jazz had found and made our way there. We were a little early so the lady suggested we start with a steam and could also go in the pool too.
We switched into our bathers and enjoyed the steam room and pool for a little while until our massage therapists were ready. The building was really awesome. It was set back from the street so very quiet and the room we actually got massaged in was underground in this small room that came off this big chamber with high ceilings and all exposed brick. It looked like it had been there for a very long time.
After the massage we had another steam and another swim. We were feeling very relaxed and refreshed by the time we left.
We went back to pick up Jazz's jacket but on the way stopped to buy some belts. The sales people convinced us to come downstairs and see all the ladies boots they had downstairs and we both ended up buying brown leather boots.
We made our way back to get Jazz's jacket and stopped in at a few other shops too.
Jazz had seen on trip adviser that their was a theatre that did performances in English so we thought that would be a nice addition to our evening. We went to the address but couldn't find the place so stopped in at a bar so we could get wifi and looked it up again.
Jazz found it and the show started at around 7.15pm. It was a pretty small theatre with probably only 40-50 seats. The story was based on the end of the Medici dynasty and how their family donated their accumulated artworks to Florence when the last male past away and how that helped the city to become what it is today. It went for just over an hour.
Once it finished we were both quite hungry. We had lots of shopping bags so decided to go home and drop them off and grab dinner near our apartment. We had seen this nice looking restaurant a few nights earlier so went there. They were packed and the lady told us that they were fully booked.
We wandered a bit further down the road and found a place that looked acceptable for our last meal in Florence. Luckily everything was delicious, great food, great wine & great service. We were both very happy with our choice and very satisfied by the time we left.
At dinner we talked about our observations of Florence.
1. Everything is really old.
2. The Italian people speak really good English.
3. Most bathrooms are missing their toilet seats.
4. There is an excessive amount of leather shops.
5. It is a very flat city.
6. Italian people are a lot nicer than the French people we dealt with (who didn't seem to like Jazz for some reason).
After dinner we walked home and heard some music coming from Piazza del Carmine. We wandered up and there was a live band and all these people crowded around the stage. It was rocky/pop type music all in Italian. We went up and found a good spot in the crowd to watch and dance for a few minutes.
Jazz's wanted to pack and I just wanted to sleep so we went home rather than staying up and drinking more as that would have made our 29 hour journey the next day even more tiresome.