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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens

We arrived at the Pitti Palace ***** just as it opened!!

We did one part of the palace which was impressive, stopped for a drink and then did the Galleria Palatina which had the most amazing ceilings. Honestly my jaw was dropping! There was stunning art as well. It wasn't all renaisannce art which was nice.

We then went into the Boboli Gardens ** which are attached to the Palace. The gardens are a mix of lovely and some seemed scruffy (not lack of water) just needing work. Still it was a lovely change.

A few of these about.

we were walking through the garden with no binoculars and we saw a little bird and were desperately trying to id !! and I got very lucky....


Italian Wall Lizard I believe

So we headed back in to town

We made a mistake by going back to the il Bargello. We wanted to head over to the Boccedama. Oh well I had Lasagne and another giant coke!

I had a Lemon Ice Cream before heading off to Santa Maria Novella **** alas no  pics!

Trish wanted to eat elsewhere and we were heading off to the Piazza della Republica but a youth orchestra was warming up so the promise of music sent us back to the il David. And the orchestra stopped!!! I had Pizza Florentine

We wandered over the Ponte Vecchio where I had a lovely Mixed Berry Ice cream - best I've had.


Ragged Robin said...

Wonderful photos again Pete. The ceilings are amazing. Well done on the Firecrest and I love the lizards. The berry icecream sounds delicious - have you a photo?? :)

Pete said...

I was too busy eating it before it melted ;)