Monday, July 30, 2012

Europe Trip- Day 7: July 4, 2012

FLORENCE
By KMH

Josh and I tried to dress a little American today.  I wore a red long sleeved shirt and Josh wore his captain American T-Shirt.  Later, he changed into a red polo. 


Even the views from off the highway are beautiful in Italy.
This is a field of sunflowers!

We woke up at the Hotel San Pietro and left for Florence.  Our drive was about 7.5 hours with stops.  Once getting to Florence, we went walking to find San Miniatro al Monte.  In true Kristin Hundt fashion, I probably picked the hardest place to get to.  Our walk was basically entirely up hill and we got lost/confused several times. 
San Miniatro al Monte

Once we got close though, we realized we found a hidden gem of amazing views of Florence!  Wow!!

:)



Us with the city of Florence behind us. 

We then went to Piazza Michelangelo for more great views and photos.  After, we walked a long the Arno River and saw: Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi, Piazza Signoria, Piazza Vecchio, Piazza Santa Croche, Orsa Michele, and Santa Croche Church.

We also stumbled upon the place where the Jersey Shore cast worked while living in Florence. 
We ate at the Piazza Signoria or Piazza Vecchio and I'm sorry to report that the food wasn't great :/  Josh got a steak, a staple of Florence, but he said it tasted like Finley's.  I got Tortellini and only the sauce, a rose one, was good.  I need a break from procuttio I decided.  I of course was hard on myself for selecting a bad meal.  Boo!  We wanted good gelato on the way home, but we didn't get it when we saw it and then never say any again.  Boo! 

Kristin's Favorite Part of the Day:
Views from San Miniatro and Piazza Michelangelo

Josh's Favorite Part of the Day:
Views from San Miniatro and Piazza Michelangelo

Kristin's Biggest Surprise of the Day:
I can, in fact, select bad Italian food...who knew?!

Josh's Biggest Surprise of the Day:
Mapmakers have not figured out how to show the height of locations above sea level. 

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