* I have obtained all the originals from my photo taking counterparts on this trip, so be prepared for lots of photos!
After all the mishaps of the first part of our day in Florence (which did not even include mention of Dan and Lisa's room situation - everywhere we went their room was made up with separate beds, ha!) we set out to change our luck!
With the Herndons in tow we did a lot of this:
The one sight that we did not need a map to find was definitely the Duomo. It was about a block from our hotel!
Once we visited the Duomo, we knew we had a little bit of time before heading back tot he hotel to rest up and get ready for our fancy pants dinner. Haley and Jess remembered from their former trip a really pretty church that we then referred to as "The Jewish Church"
The church was sadly closed for visitors, but we spotted a cute little bistro on the square, and as it had been approximately one hour since our last stop for refreshment, we decided, why not?
With a view like this...
So we took some time to take advantage of the scene
By the end of the meal, we had consumed a lot of food, a lot of Chianti made by the students at the university, and shared a lot of laughs. Of the main dishes there were mostly amazing successes, though we did manage to confirm Justin's fish allergy after eating the sea bass. (Have you ever seen Hitch? I am so sad I didn't get a picture. Glad you are just fine Justin!)
At the end, the boys contested that the huge piece of meat was so good, that they had to get every last bit off the bone.