Great free day in Florence. Everyone was dropped off at the Piazza della Signoria....where we all saw the statues. Everyone went their separate ways (for all the parents, they were in a close area in groups of no less than 4 and the tour director was within calling distance all day and direct contact with all chaperones with frequent check in times).
Some went on museum visits, to see Michelangelo's David, to see the incredible art and architecture and of course SHOPPING!
That evening we had a surprise for everyone and arranged a nighttime trip to the leaning Tower of Pisa.... How exciting to be so close to one of the wonders of the world!
Back to the hotel and bed for another early wake-up.
We woke early this morning and were off again in the bus to the beautiful city of Assisi. We got there and took the bus up the long hill to the city....We took the remaining trip from the parking to via escalator and walked through this amazing place and had lunch on our own. The group then took a tour pf St. Francis Basilica by a franciscan friar. We then boarded the bus again and were off to our our hotel outside of Rome to rest up for a whirlwind tour of the Vatican museums, St. Peter's Basilica, the coliseum, Roman forum....So far this has been terrific!