Florence, Italy 2019

May 30, 2019
Today we checked out of Eze and got a taxi to pick up our rental car in Nice so that we could drive to Florence.  Once we got settled in we walked to this cool spot with a bottle of wine and some appetizers to watch the sunset. It was such a great welcoming. Afterward, we walked to their favorite spot for some pasta and boy was it GREAT!!!
May 31, 2019
Today we did all the things tourists do. We visited the beautiful church and the bell tower and the palace. We walked up and down 2,524 steps in one day.  The Bell tower has 413 steps, The Dome has 469 steps and Palazzo Vecchio has 389 steps. We got a chance to see Michelangelo’s David again which was really cool and this time we were able to take a picture of the statue. Afterward, we all went out for dinner to this amazing steakhouse called Regina Bistecca.
June 1, 2019
Today John and I walked around and did some shopping. There’s nothing like retail therapy to soothe yourself. John wanted to purchase some new sports jackets to wear on the cruise we would be on in a few days. For dinner, we decided to lay low and Avin and Lindsey purchased some cold cuts and cheese and we had some nice sandwiches and wine. We got a chance to enjoy the last few hours with them and their amazing kids Lefa & Luca.

Maria, John & Avin

The crypt in the Santa Maria del Fiore

The Dome

Lefa in her eating chair