Florence, Italy 2009

In October 2009, 34 of us went to Florence in Italy.  We were not able to arrange too many places to sing, but we did sing at Mass in the Anglican church of St Mark's.  We also sang in San Lorenzo (those people who found the right entrance that is!), in the Duomo (cathedral) and on the Ponte Vecchio.


Wednesday 30 September Fly to Pisa, train to Florence, afternoon in Florence seeing the sights including Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo.




Thursday 1 October Day in Florence (including climbing the Campanile and visiting the Duomo)

View from the top of the Campanile





Friday 2 October Day trip to Lucca and Pisa

A trip to Lucca and Pisa from Florence at EveryTrail



Torre delle Ore

Videoclip of the panorama from the top of Torre delle Ore


Panorama from the top of Torre delle Ore



Piazza dell'Anfiteatro


Videoclip of the panorama of the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro


Torre Guinigi


Videoclip of the panorama from the top of Torre Guinigi


Panorama from the top of Torre Guinigi





Pisa Cathedral, Tower, Cemetry (including statue of Fibonacci -see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number) and Baptistry




The baptistry is a musical instrument - see here: http://www.emis.de/journals/NNJ/Guardian.html




Saturday 3 October Day trip to Fiesole

A cycle ride to Fiesole from Florence at EveryTrail


View across Florence from Fiesole




Back in Florence: San Marco and Ponte Vecchio at night



Sunday 4 October Sing at St Mark's Church and busk on the Ponte Vecchio on the way back to the hotel, afternoon at Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens



Heron catching fish in the Boboli Gardens



Monday 5 October Day trip to Siena

Day trip from Florence to Siena and back at EveryTrail


Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico



360 degree panorama from the top of the Torre del Mangia



The Duomo




Around the city



View of the city


Tuesday 6 October Day in Florence


Wednesday 7 October Train to Pisa, fly back to Bristol