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Florence: you took my breath away 

After three very full days in Rome we moved on to Florence. The train ride there went pretty well because the girls took a nice nap. 

On our first day in Florence we bought tickets for the Hop on Hop off bus and made our way to Piazza Michelangelo. The view of the city is phenomenal. 

After some time taking pictures at the top, we made our way down a little side path that led to a Rose garden. The girls got to explore and let out some energy and we got some nice pics in too. 

The following day we had two tours scheduled. First it was to see Michelangelo’s David, then a two hour break, and after that visit Il Doumo. 

The last time I was in Florence on that tour group Contiki, I didn’t get a chance to see Michelangelo’s David, so this visit was something very special for me. That moment when we finally got to witness David was absolutely stunning. To see it in person is amazing. It’s perfection, beauty, and size are surreal. It moved me so much I felt a knot in my throat and like I might cry. 

After the museum we took a break at the hotel before meeting up again for the Il Duomo tour. My husband had Elysse on the backpack and we decided to try and make it to the very top. 414 steps +/-. Not going to lie, the passage can get very narrow and claustrophobic at times but it was so worth it. We all made it to the very top! Even Celeste who had already been walking so much but was such a trooper! 

Here we are at the roof terrace. 

And then 300 steps later the breathtaking view from the very top! 

When we made it back down and Celeste saw the ground she raised her arms in excitement and cheered “Ground! I love you ground!! 

Worth every step we took! 


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