We had a couple of days resting in the city so we put on our trainers and hit the streets!
Yesterday, we went to the Boboli gardens in the morning. These gardens are situated south of the river on the outskirts of the main city. They were immaculate and featured a palace, fountains, statues, flowers and pieces of art. The views of the city were mesmerising- I loved the domes and spires peeking out of the houses. Check out the photos below!
I continued my cultural tour with a visit to the barbers in the afternoon. The hairdressers were some really cool fellas- all slick hair and neat beards. I ended up with my own slick hair style courtesy of Lucca. Thanks for the trim mate (see below)!
Today, we took the bus into the centre and walked past the main sights. Check out the views of the Basilica and the Uffizi. The city centre is stunning- the buildings and streets are easy on the eye and rich in history. We loved our time in Florence.
As per usual, I had my way so we undertook a long walk to Fiorentina’s football stadium. It was a little disappointing as we couldn’t take a tour or see the pitch. Here is the old stand!
We wandered back through the centre and found ourselves on the Ponte Vecchio (see below). This bridge is famous for the shops that run along it. It was hard to get though the hordes of tourists but we made it in the end. We stopped for a quick panini and a breather. The sandwich shops are fantastic- I want to eat everything on the menu!
Over the last three days we’ve managed to clock up nearly 30km of walking! Even these rest days are tiring!
Lastly, a big shout out to the Pavenham and Cape golf ladies! Your support and commitment to the ride have been brilliant! Thank you ever so much. I hope Ruth hasn’t been too much trouble! The quest for an Italian golf course continues- one in Florence would have been perfect!