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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Florence, Italy

After Rome we headed to the countryside of Tuscany for the next 6 nights. The sun and warm weather continued, however it cooled down at night which was a relief for all of us. During our time in the Tuscany region we spent a day in Florence.

Florence is full of restricted driving zones where you need a special permit to be able to drive on certain streets or you get a ticket. There are cameras everywhere on these streets to get a picture of your license plate, and many tourists get ticketed for driving unknowingly down these streets. We were no different! I read about these restricted driving zones prior to heading in to Florence, however our GPS took us on some of these streets to get to our parking garage. It was too late to avoid these streets by the time we saw the signs! Now we just need to hope that we are no longer residences of Luxembourg before our tickets arrive.

Florence was a lot of shopping and art. We saw the Duomo (the cathedral),the Point Vecchio bridge, and Michealangelo's famous statue of David while we were there. The last picture of Lauren asleep in her stroller pretty much sums up how we were all feeling at the end of the day!

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