Last Day in Florence!

We spent our last day in Florence touring the city, and we said a tearful goodbye to our good friend, Amy!  We also had our last dinner with a bunch of the Mount students at Casalinga.  It was a beautiful sunny day here – the perfect day for our final tour of the city.

We started with the church at San Lorenzo.  It has an interesting facade, and it is beautiful inside.

Here is the courtyard next to the church.  You can see the tip of the Duomo. 

Then we walked to Florence’s Bapistry which is next to the Duomo.  We hadn’t been in it yet, so we looked at the beautiful mosaics inside.

Then we walked back to Santo Spirito by going over the Ponte Vecchio.  One last picture with Amy!

In Santo Spirito, there was an art class drawing the church. 

After saying goodbye to Amy, we decided to be tourists on our last afternoon!  We took a ride on the double-decker sightseeing bus we’ve seen just about every day for the last three months.   

It became a trip down memory lane for us, as we passed all of our favorite sights around the city!

Here is Santa Croce…

And the view from Piazzale Michelangelo…

And one of the many frescoes on a building in Florence…

And this final picture was not posed.  Nicholas and Thomas are walking back to our hotel today arm in arm.  It’s like they are walking off into the sunset at the end of this incredible journey! 

So tomorrow morning we are getting up at 4am to catch a 5am taxi to the airport.  We have a 7:15am flight to Paris from Florence (Air France 5049).  And then we catch a 10:35am flight from Paris (Air France 028) that lands in Dulles at 12:25pm (EDT).  So we should be home by dinnertime tomorrow.  We are sad to leave, and yet also excited to see our friends and family back in the U.S.

I promise to let you know when we make it home as soon as I can!  The blog will continue for at least another day!

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2 Responses to “Last Day in Florence!”

  1. Mom Says:

    Have a safe journey home!
    See you soon.

  2. The Marchese Family Says:

    “The Day After” – It was a quiet day in Florence. The past three months have brought lots of happiness in our lives. You are a beautiful family!

    Take care and remember “Forza Viola.”

    Love,
    Giovanni, Amy, Gabriele and Caterina

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