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    Smile Rimini to Florence: part 2

    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!


    i7-7700 3.6GHz / GTX1660 6GB / 32GB RAM / 2-24" BENQ displays / WIN10

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    Another absolutely stunning display!

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    Nice tour of the area Bob. Looks like it's pretty representative of the real thing.
    Larry

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    If they could simulate the food and wine they'd have a real hit on their hands. -- Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by azzaro View Post
    If they could simulate the food and wine they'd have a real hit on their hands. -- Bob
    Those are great shots!! Having said that, I'll take the food and wine every day!!!

    Michael

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    Simply marvelous Bob, well done!

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