Fun in Firenze (Florence), Italy

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Two action-packed nights in Florence was enough to check some major sights off our list before taking Dan and Nicole to the airport early Sunday morning.  

We stayed at Hotel Careggi. It was dog friendly and cheap, but a bit too far from the city centre
  
Fun times in the room
 
 
We went to see Michelangelo’s David in the Galleria dell’Accademia. Dogs aren’t allowed in, so this is as close as Bosco got while his owners took turns going in. Definitely best to get tickets online in advance.
  
Jeff and Bosco in front of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria
  
There are lots of amazing sculptures in Piazza della Signoria
   
The Piazza della Signoria wasn’t too crowded. We had fun poking around and then got lunch
  
Those buns are rock hard
  
The Basilica di San Lorenzo has a plain brick facade. In 1518, the Medici pope Leo X comissioned Michelangelo to design a Carraran marble one. It was never done but the wooden model he made still exists and Florence is presently discussing whether or not to complete it according to those designs
    
The Piazza del Duomo is spectacular
  
Bosco hamming it up in Piazza del Duomo
  
Smooches in front of the Piazza del Duomo cathedral
  
The doors are pretty nice
 
 
The octagonal building is the Battistero di San Giovanni, built over Roman Ruins and named after the patron saint of Florence
  
Jess, Bosco, Nicole and Dan on the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), a medieval stone vridge covered in ritzy jewellery shops
 
Bosco checks out the Arno river over the side of the bridge
  
We walked up to Piazzale Michelangelo, a big square with a great view of the city
  
Ready to grab some refreshments. At a steep 8€ each, the Aperol Spritzes we nursed here were delicious and worth it for the R&R with a view
  
Bosco and Jess pondering Florentine life through the ages
  
Bosco realizing that if Jeff is David in this scenario, that makes him Goliath.
  
A Firenze frenzy with friendse
 

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