Travel Writing

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After a two hour flight I was here, Rome in Italy, I come out of the airport and had to catch the next train to Florence, after the thirty-five minute train journey I had arrived in Florence, I knew straight away that it had lived up to the expectation of the beauty of the internet. I had arrived at the Arno river where the famous bridge Ponte vecchio, this bridge is famous because this bridge was the first bridge to be built over the Arno river, but it was the only one left standing out of the ones built back in 1345, yes after 668 years it’s the only bridge left standing out of the ones built back in medieval times, most of the other ones had been bombed don during world war two.
Later on that day I went to visit Basilica di San Miniato al Monte which is one of the finest examples of Tuscan Romanesque architecture, it was built in the 11-13th century and has a beautiful view overlooking Florence, it really is a view I will remember for the rest of my life.
The next day I went to a number of old roman villa’s, they were just so beautiful, the amount of detail gone into them was just terrific, the art on the walls inside is magnificent, I just think it’s crazy how the Romans had done all this with the little technology they had back in them days.
I had also visited a number of museums in Florence, the art inside the museums is just terrific, the way the artist have made there piece of art come alive.
While I was in Florence I had also visited quite a few churches, Italy is a very religious country and there are churches everywhere, my favourite one was a big church on the outskirts of Florence, it held a very precious item which was the virgin Marys, scarf which she had worn and owned, this scarf was locked in a massive case with a little bit of the scarf poking out each end to prove to people that it is in there.
The food out in Florence was very good; I had a…...

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