Orion's Photos: places - Europe - 2005 - 2005_07_20_firenze_italy
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We left Bologna Wednesday, July 20, in heavy traffic. We were initially headed south to Rome, but highway A1 to Rome passes through Firenze (Florence). The car navigation system warned us of a 18km traffic jam just north of Firenze, so we got off the jam-packed freeway and headed south on the state road, SS65.
Firenze has an excellent set of churches--the huge dome is visible from the hills above. We parked on a street just north of the Fortezza da Basso, got some excellent and cheap food at a little restaurant on the Piazza della Indepenza, but weren't allowed (so we gathered) to sit and eat at the restaurant--apparently the cheap prices are only for takeout. Layla hit the row of covered tourist shops in the Piazza del Mercato Centrale, and I continued around the Basilica di San Lorenzo. We then both wandered the main Piazza San Giovanni area, gawking upward at the enormous Duomo church.
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