Cheryl has had this yearning to see the statue of David, which is in Florence. Brian and Dianne have been to Florence already, and said what an amazing work of art it is. Very much like myself.
We intended going to Pistoia the following day, so we thought we may as well find a station we can park the car, and that will set us up for both days.
Brian has done very well, driving on the wrong side of the road etc, and was keen to get going. The driver alert system seems to have settled down somewhat, so we headed off for S.Romano the closest station to the resort.
We have a problem with a particular roundabout (which there is an abundance of) at the end of the drive to the resort. We seem to get it wrong every time, no word of a lie we go around and around and around. Eventually we work out the exit, but the GPS is not much help, and the navigator is so confused he is pointing to Brian with both hands. Coupled with the driver alert system going off, and the auxiliary alert going off it is a wonder the Brian is still sane.
Anyway, we took the wrong exit, and the GPS took ups to this little tiny village high up in the hills, The road was so narrow, you were scraping the wing mirrors on the buildings Then some idiot parks his car on the verge. All you could do is breath in and hope for the best.
We never did find San Romano station, so I can't tell you if it had any parking. We finally found some flat land, and Dianne & Brian were able to find somebody to get some instructions from.
The instructions were to go to Empoli, which we did. We found a parking spot and caught the train to Florence.
Once in Florence, Brian & Dianne gave us instructions on how to see the Statue of David, which we followed. Off we went, and Brian and Dianne took a City Sightseeing bus to see Florence.
Cheryl and I lined up for about ½ an hour, but the short wait was worthwhile. The statue was something to behold. It really was, carving something like that out of a piece of stone, is a work of art, unbelievingly good, just is an amazing feat. To be able to do it, you actually have to imagine everything in 3D. Of course, Cheryl was amazed by the size of his hands and feet, which seem to be out of proportion to the rest of his body. She also noticed his appendage was much smaller than expected. (maybe it was a cold morning when he auditioned) or something else that she is used t……….