Fishy Food in Florence !

Monday 20 June

This morning we caught the bus into Firenze ( Florence ) after getting on the bus and beating the Dutch & Germans to the seats as several couldn’t be arsed to join our queue   ( Ha ! Where’s your beach towels now Fritz !!  ). Unfortunately the route was very winding and took almost an hour. By the time we arrived in Firenze, Mrs Green in the Gills was feeling a little queezy. Luckily she didn’t take long to recover and we were soon on our look around the city.

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We saw the beautiful Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and went in the small front bit but the large Dome had a humungous queue which we didn’t want to spend the whole day awaiting our turn ( of course if you were a different nationality you could shove your way to the front ! )

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Firenze is very beautiful and there are many sights to view.  ( judge for yourself on the photos ) We walked across the Ponte Veccio Bridge,  past the Palazzo Pitta, in the Veccio Square, to name but a few. The highlight of our day was a beautiful mixed Seafood grill for me and a Seafood platter for Jane in a very nice restaurant not far from the Cathedral. This was the best food we have eaten out since we began our journey and we have been looking forward to it but up to now have been disappointed in where we have chosen.

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Got a light mate ?

Got a light mate ?

Nike's new trainer was flying off the shelves !

Nike’s new trainer was flying off the shelves !

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Nursery School was out early again !

Nursery School was out early again !

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Elvis and his new Limmo !

Elvis loved his new Limmo !

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and the curtain pole fitter of the year award goes to .....

and the curtain pole fitter of the year award goes to …..

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Edwards headache cure was not advisable !

Edward’s headache cure was not advisable !

The naked Pyramid team still need some practice !

The naked Pyramid team still need some practice !

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Manchester Uniteds new striker was a real beast !

Manchester United’s new striker was a real beast !

Manna from Heaven !

Manna from Heaven !

After lunch we wandered around some more before catching the bus again for some more queezyness on the way back to the site. On our return we sat out for the last bit of sunshine before it clouded over again when we re-entered the interior of “Cis” ( also to save me as I have 4 Mozzie bites from that brief outdoor encounter ! )

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Lunchtime for Florence's Window Cleaners !

Lunchtime for Florence’s Window Cleaners !

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Ponte Veccio

Ponte Veccio

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The Jewelry shops on Ponte Veccio

The Jewelry shops on Ponte Veccio

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Cant find my key !

Can’t find my key !

Pitta Palace

Pitta Palace

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Mona loved her holidays in Venice !

Mona loved her holidays in Venice !

I am the Walrus Goo Goo Ga Choob !

I am the Walrus Goo Goo Ga Choob !

Helmut putting his towel out !

Helmut putting his towel out !

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Ponte Veccio

Ponte Veccio

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Stormbringer !

Stormbringer !

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Posh eh !

Posh eh !

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Hard Rock toilets !

Hard Rock toilets !

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Vespa prototype !

Vespa prototype !

That Famous Enigmatic Smile !

That Famous Enigmatic Smile !

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Why do Italian men think they are Gods gifts ?

Why do Italian men think they are Gods gifts ?

Bird Poo Shampoo !

Bird Poo Shampoo !

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2 thoughts on “Fishy Food in Florence !

  1. Hi Team
    Glad you are enjoying Italy. Was I right? They are a law unto themselves! Stick around long enough and you’ll end up loving the place, we did. Florence is lovely isn’t it. Don’t forget Cinque Terra on your way back after you’ve been to Lucca (a defo for leather bags Jane)
    Smile at the muppets that chop you up in the van and give a cheery wave to the campsite Duce as he rips you off and bids you farewell. We can see you are enjoying yourselves so have a few bicchieres di vino tinto on us
    Go get some pasta dishes down you, it’s different to what you get in the UK. Have you tried the Limoncello yet?
    Pete & Nina xx

    • Hi Guys. just left Italy and now in Switzerland at Basle. going for a look around after the washings done !
      tomorrow Gertwiller in France and then a couple of days in Luxembourg before crossing into Belgium and going to Ghent
      I guess you are somewhere in France at the moment? see you next month for the odd beer !

      P & J xx

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