Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tuscany Day 4: Florence

Who hasn't seen this famous view? Well... me :) I was a bit reluctant to visit Florence. I'm not a city person and museums and must see monuments and places don't speak to me. But in the end I'm glad I got to see this beautiful corner of our planet. I have to admit, it's quite a spectacular place.

We didn't spend much time in Florence and I reckon, we saw maybe 15% of what was to see. We never entered any of the buildings, any of the museums and moved around the strict centre only. However, the facades were breath-taking and we even managed to find stranded allays with no tourists - Italian vintage style so to speak :)  I have not much to say more, it's a place worth visiting.

Tuscany Day 4: Morning Walk

Having a very little child that likes to get up before 6 a.m. is kind of a bummer. But it is possible to find a bright side to it when on countryside holidays. Have a look how the nature in Tuscany wakes up and welcomes the day.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tuscany day 3: Livorno

The next day we wanted to visit the seaside and headed to Livorno, a lovely riviera place. It's well known for its beautiful mosaic promenade at the sea shore that I wanted to see. It really was very calming and the whole scenery reminded me a lot about a similar place in Zadar that we visited a couple of years ago. The similarity didn't derive from the mosaic, rather than from a mesmerising effect that the whole place created. There is something hypnotising about the sea and in places and time like that it's very apparent.

Livorno is also well known for its aquarium. I stayed outside with Kamila while Radek and Wojtek went in to explore the undersea world. We've seen a lot of aquariums already  (Stralsund, Orosei and some other that didn't make its way to this blog) and each time it's a beautiful experience. I just love nature.

From Livorno we decided to go on a hunt for a beautiful sand beach. We asked a local bar keeper where to go and she gave us directions but either we couldn't find it or her idea of a beautiful sand beach is different than ours. Nevertheless, I call it a good day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tuscany Day 2: Running

As you may know, we have a new hobby - running. Since we train it rather regularly, it was obvious we would continue on vacation. So whenever we came back early from daily excursions we would take turns with Radek and jog around. And we were super lucky because the place we lived in was perfect for running. All the photos from this post were taken during such workouts. I have to admit, once you try running in mountains you will fall in love in it and probably won't want to go back to tarmac. This is my case at least :)