|Walking the city of Florence... Now we re getting a feel of old architecture! We walked around aimlessly, running into plaza fate plaza.. I took a video of one of the plaza s, background of some italian belting out Italian songs..and tastefully done, facing the basilica di Santa Croce... Pigeons flying around everywhere..The churches are incredible, massive 12 th century architecture, it truly is mind blowing, to think in the year 1100 and something they started building this church...can t imagine the labour involved.. Kinda doubt the electric tools were flying..lolWe also saw the basilica di Santa Maria...overwhelming, breathe taking.. Pictures won t do it justice.. The doors are massive, solid wood, the workmanship inside unbelievable. We tried to see the original Famous David statue, michaelangelos famous work, but the 2 mile line up was too much for either of us.. Ah well, we satisfied with the mock up that sits at the Piazza Della Signoria.. Amongst other work such as Donatello s Marzocco. I m sure most of this is foreign to many, but it's difficult not to provide details to what we re seeing.. To sum it up, Florence ...a few words to describe... Smell of fine leather, pastas and architecture and statues that are mesmerizing.. The scent of this city was amazing. Now of course as you can imagine, florence is quite touristy, we were on the look out for a place to have supper where the locals eat.. We headed away from all the hectacalities.. Recommended by a couple we met in the travel agency we found a great spot. We sat at a table for four.. It s all that was left..sure enough right behind us, a couple old Italian men were sat beside us..it s just the way they do it here.. They didn t speak a word of English! Needless to say, and I m sure you can guess knowing both terri and I, we managed just fine with these boys... The wine was being shared along with desert.. The food was authentic and awesome! Starting off with a pasta, I had ravioli stuffed with chz and spinach served up in a bolognese sauce, terri had spaghetti pomadori... First course.. Second course followed by veal stew served with a side of sauteed spinach.. Of course served up with a bottle of Tuscan wine ( ok I drank most of it, I think terri only had half a glass of that bottle, it was empty when we left!, terri was drinking the house white, when she asked for another glass, the waiter just brought her the bottle, served up chianti style...free pour! They didn t charge us ... ) YUM! And cheap! We rolled back to our hotel, stopped to pick up a couple cold beerzerts.. As I just about get frisked by this old Italian woman...I called her a putana and moved on.. I don t think she had all her marbles.. So then I felt bad..terri had a good laugh though.. Off to bed.. Early morning.. Gotta catch the 10 o'clock train to get to Rome in time for our flight to Greece! Yeah 10 is early! .. For some..lol.