We started this morning with a visit to several churches. First stop was San Marco to see the incorrupt, San Antoninus.
Then to Santa Croce to visit the tomb of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Puccini.
From here to Vivoli’s. The second best gelateria in Florence. Then lunch at my favorite spot, Verranzzano. Foccacia all around. Also some excellent wine.
Then over to Santa Maria Novella.
Followed by some free time to shop the markets.
Dinner was on our own. I told them where I was going, Open Bar, and my dinner for one turned into dinner with 14 of my closet friends. Ah Firenze! And don’t worry parents, the name of the place refers to the fact that the restaurant hangs over and opens up onto the Arno with a classic view of the Ponte Vecchio.
We had some great discussion as we started to get to know one another better. As it often does, the discussion turned to music.
From here back to GROM dispite the lady that dissed Marcella. Luckily she was not working. But first a stop to ride the carosel. More California love and back go the hotel.