last day hanging out with the gang.. I love this photo - 3 favourite people.. stop for lunch below.
so we decided on doing our tourist deed and climb the dome.. we got in line and were one of the last one's in the queue.. climbing the 463 steps up very narrow spiral staircase was exhausting and very claustrophobic and hot.. half way up you suddenly find yourself walking along a passage looking up at the amazing frescoes of the Last Judgment which were so beautiful.. a few more passages and stairs and we arrived very sweaty at the top.. I think I was so relieved to be in fresh air that the vertigo didn't effect me.. I loved the views and the experience of being up their.. well worth it - even though some water would of been appreciated at the time!
our hotel.. more like an apartment from the Talented Mr Ripley - loved it! Nice one Charlie good Florence knowledge.. with the view from outside our hotel bellow..
we had one day and night in florence.. and had so much fun.. I loved walking around hanging out for the last day with Alex and Charlie.. we had a wonderful evening out together and said goodbye in the morning as we headed off to our anniversary hotel and they headed home.. so special getting to spend time with friends like this.. can't believe it's taken us 8 years to do it! x