Sunday 29 July 2007

Day 5: Life in Florence

After our adventures last night, we started the day with a very informative walking tour where we experienced the sights and sounds of Florence.

The Church of Santa Croce and Arno River. Pretty!

Afterwards, we spent the afternoon shopping where I bought a couple David Beckham jerseys for only 18 Euros (approx. 24 dollars).

FĂștbol Jersey Day!

Of course, being in Italia, we had to try some GELATO! We hit up the famous Vivoli gelateria, one of the most popular, if not the most well-known gelato shops in all of Florence.

Tip #4: Try at least 3 samples of flavors of gelato at whatever shop you go to! It's just too good to not. Oh, and remember to pay first and then give the receipt to get your ice cream. Common courtesy in most European countries.

We then gathered under the Tuscan sun for a group photos with an excellent view of Florence at sunset.

On top of the world...well, Florence at least!

The dinner at La Certosa was wonderful! They started us all off with blue champagne cocktail that followed with soup and pieces of steak. We even saw a proposal happen in another Contiki tour!

Blue champagne cocktail at La Certosa

Afterwards, we all danced at the hottest night club in Florence, Space Electronic! One of the group members set us up with the VIP room overlooking the dance floor. Needless to say, it was sweet!

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