Our apartment in the old, historic city center of Florence, just one block away from the Duomo.
We have to go up nine flights of stairs to get here.
It's alot but worth the trip.
Yesterday turned out to be a shopping day. Here are all the goodies we bought.
I bought some more paper today; one sheet looks like this.
This morning we went straight to Santa Maria del Fiore.
First there's the baptistry.
There's Jesus getting sprinkled up above Ghiberti's bronzed doors.
The Gates of Paradise.
Giotto's 278 foot high Campanile.
Here's the panorama view up on top.
And another view of Santa Croce.
This morning we had the most delicious pastries at a little pasticceria that also serves food so we went back for lunch (and a couple more pastries).
Then I had to get snack for Evan.
And one for Steve too.
There's this gelato shop that has 3 times the flavors any other gelateria has. Since last time we wrote we've tried pineapple, macedonia (kiwi, banana, strawberry, and apple), agrumi di sicilia (orange and lemon), dark chocolate, orange chocolate, pistachio, mint, strawberry mousse, pelizia al limone (a creamy lemon), coconut, and yogurt with mixed fruit.
We had some dinner, too. It's not all pastries and gelato after all.