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Rimini to Florence: part 2


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Continuing the flight to Florence...


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I stopped in the town of Mugello just north of Florence to change planes.

A classic city deserves a classic airplane.



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As you might notice this airstrip was a bit of a pain to find on the way in.

I actually landed in the neighbor's field before figuring out where it was. Sorry signore.


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Oddly enough this small town has a Formula 1 track right next to it.

As Johnny Carson* would say, "I did not know that."


(* Tonight Show host during the late Jurrasic)


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This oddly shaped lake interested me enough to look for it on Google Earth.

A Roman villa! Some VIP's secret getaway? Nope just a country restaurant and social club. Awww.


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Over Sesto Fiorentino and our first good look at Florence in the middle distance.


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Peretola airport. If those runway ends get displaced any further it won't be long enough for an ultralight?


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The Arno river and its many bridges. Yup, the usual solid bridge problem.


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First good look at the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.


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Piazza della Republica and the famous Caffé Gilli. As their site says: Florence's living room for 270 years.


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Amazingly faithful reproduction of this coplex maze of buildings.


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On the other side of the Arno now passing Piazzale Michelangelo. Every bus tour's favorite stop.


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Ponte Vecchio. the only bridge not bombed during WWII.

Originally a meat market (beacause the could dump the offal into the river)

now the exclusive domain of gold vendors and jewellers.


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The Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens behind that.


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Still and more of the Boboli Gardens. (no relation)


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Heading south from Florence over endless fruit farms and orchards.


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Getting on in the day so I needed a bit of cabin lighting.


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Looking for Aerosuperfice Empoli. Another confoundingly blank strip of grass.


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It's right there in the middle of the shot. Can you see it... me neither!


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So I landed pretty close and taxied over. Again... sorry signore.


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Glad you came along for the tour. Grazie mille. Ciao!



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Another absolutely stunning display! :pilot:

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