Last look at Florence

Last look at Florence

Day 12 .. last full day on our tour around Italy, and what a memorable and truly wonderful tour it was!!!

Up early ..  we made our way towards Siena, home to one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares ….  but not before saying our goodbyes to the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence ..

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Magnificent panoramic view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo ..

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From Ferrari’s to Fiats …. cars were parked in Piazzale Michelangelo ready for a rally over the weekend ..

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And then we were on our way again ..

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Established in 1944, 12 km from Florence, is the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial.  It covers about 70 acres on the west side of the Greve River.

”  Most of those buried here are from the Fifth Army who died in the fighting that followed the capture of Rome in June 1944; others fell in the heavy fighting in the Apennines between then and 2 May 1945. It is run by the American Battle Monuments Commission.”

There are 4402 burials

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A moving experience walking amongst all those white crosses.  So many.  Too many.

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Copy of IMG_7554On leaving, we were all given a remembrance poppy ..

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Next stop .. Siena

Trafalgar Tours : Best of Italy :  June 2013

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