Sat Sept 2nd we did a lot of sightseeing in Florence. We started out a the San Lorenzo market. Mary & Virg got to spend some time looking at all the leather vendors. They were looking for wallets and sandals.
We also found the Medici burial chapel (Opera Medicea Laurenziana). Wow, there was some amazing marble work inside, though photos weren't allowed. Then we continued through the San Lorenzo Market and had lunch inside the food market. What a great lunch, we all ordered a different item and shared. It was great fun.
Anyway, we got into Ravenna about 2:30 pm. It really wasn't too far to our hotel but we took a couple of taxis because we have a lot of luggage :-). Shari & Val were waiting for us in a little cafe about 1/2 block from the hotel. So we sat with them for a while and then did some exploring. Linda & Lowry arrived a few hours later. They had some trouble finding their hotel, but managed to meet up with us for dinner about 7:30 pm. That was great fun, and the food was wonderful. What a great first night in Ravenna.
|Water fountain at Pitti Palace|