hiking and taking the long way
So it has been a while since I have made an entry and I have done a lot and seen a lot since then.
The second weekend here our graduate proff. had us meet by his home to go for a hike.
We would be hiking from the edge of firenze up to Fiesole. Fiesole is a small town up on top of the hills
overlooking the valley.
This is the view from the very beginning of the hike.
Our hike would be on one of the old roads to Fiesole. Current traffic is on a paved road that makes multiple switchbacks on its way up to the top.
The path that we took was mostly straight up.
These were also much older streets and cobblestone. Very beautiful homes the whole way up.
The path up we went through a small town called San Domenico. We visited a Domenican church and learned a bit about the difference in colored habits for priests and the different churches in the area.
Continuing on our hike got steeper and there was about halfway to the top a spot that had wonderful views. Kind of a small taste of the view from the top.
These are all views of the valley where florence and the edge of prato can be seen.
In the second picture if you look close you can see the duomo.
We continued our hike up and finally got to the town. It took us about 2 hours of hiking straight up.
This first picture is of the center of town. It is small but very much worth seeing and eating in. Had a wonderful pizza for lunch.
We hiked just a bit further to a spot that our proff. Lorenzo said is one that lovers can walk because at the end is a beautiful little park and a spot for unbelievable sunsets.
Here is the view.
After we wondered around we took a bus back down and it dropped us off next to the duomo and were about 2 blocks from home.
(will add a blog about the current residence soon)