Florence just gets better and better. On our second to last day we headed out for Boboli Gardens. The weather was again very good, if a little overcast. But we didn’t mind.
The sprawling gardens afforded a few good photos but mostly it was just nice to be out and walking around in such a magnificent garden.
This took up the bulk of our morning and after we had lunch we went back to the hotel room where I caught up on some rest and did a little photo editing while Cynthia made an excursion to the botanical gardens which didn’t really hold much interest for me.
We ended the day as we typically do while we’re in Italy…having dinner with a bottle of Italian red wine.
For our final day we took it pretty easy. We’re both rather tired at this point and we know we have all of Rome laying in wait.
We wandered the city and just took in the sites.
One thing you will notice in Italy are the gypsies and the beggars. We avoided them fairly successfully, but this one hit below the belt. He was definitley raking in the euros.
For our last evening we strolled down to Arno River and watched the sun set on the Ponte Vecchio. As the sun was going down I looked behind me and noticed that a rainbow was falling directly on Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, the church that was founded in 1018 that we visited the other day.
A fitting end to a wonderful visit to Florence.
We had dinner and called it an early evening so we could pack and prepare for our journey to Rome the next day.