The Pantheon. Roma pass and off touristing. The Colosseum, Palatine gardens, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Popolo, shops... Unable to get into the museum of the Borghese, as booked out well in advance. One for next time. Piccolo gelati, a spritz drink in the late afternoon and a late pasta dinner.
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Near the area of the Spanish Steps. Fast - though not super so - train from the Cinque Terre to Rome Centrale. Unfortunately caught by a taxi driving thief for the trip to the Hotel Modigliani. Another lesson learnt! But won't happen again. Hotel really good. Wandering around the local area of the hotel. Found a nice little bar/trattoria.
Rainy view from the room over the first town of the Cinque Terre. Great train trip from Florence to La Speza - then Riomaggiore. Apartment great. Walked into the picturesque town. Had a beer and dinner at a little restaurant down near the wharf area. As much as I love big cities, great to in a small place for few days
Dinner, spritz and beer at a little cafe in front of the Duomo. Florence is, dare I say it, amazing+++. The Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio & Medici Riccardi, the Galleria dell'Accademia - to see Michelangelo's David. To say that its huge is an understatement. So many frescoes and incredible renaissance art masterpieces in one city. Went to the a...+++ Santa Maria Novella church, followed by catching a local bus to the Palazzo Pitti Palace - not open - to wander ...
View from the street just outside our hotel. Vueling flight form Paris Orly airport. Taxi through the narrow streets of Florence to the Hotel Bigallo. Another tiny lift. On the 3rd floor. Staggered by the Duomo, it's size and Colour. Pasta dinner in a small cafe facing the Duomo, followed by a walk around the streets. Over the Pont a Vecchio & back.