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We spent a few days camping on a hillside outside Florence.

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It was the perfect retreat every evening from the hectic crowded streets of the city.

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We spent a good portion of our time in and around the Duomo. The highlight was climbing to the top of the cupola on a narrow staircase between the inner and outer wall of the dome itself. The girls are still talking about it as one of the main events of the trip.

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And of course we walked everywhere, browsed leather goods, walked some more, visited the market, ate ice cream and walked some more.

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