The entrance of the conference - entering the fort
Julie and Andrea and I having lunch at a trattoria and catching up the last 5 years...
So I spent Friday afternoon doing a little more touristing and buying myself a few leather souvenirs. Florence is famous for its shoes and leather goods. I bought myself a pair of sandals, a small bag and a belt, and a new wallet for Aaron. I did find the really expensive shoe shops where they were hand making the shoes... but I can't afford any of those.
One of the many stalls selling leather bags, belts, shoes or wallets
I also climbed up the hill to the San Miniato church. With amazing views down on the city and I the church is spectacular. I spent an hour admiring the outside and the frescos on the walls inside. Not to mention the amazing floor - which looked like lace doilies (the things people put cakes on).
San Miniato church - with an intricate white and green facade
One of the frescos inside
The beautiful floor
Views of the river Arno and Florence from Piazza Michaelangelo