Sorry to hear about Les but glad hear (and see) that he's ok. Tell him that I understand what it feels like and not to worry :) Florence was nice but a little overwhelming for us with tourists and heat and next to no locals in sight as they've all gone on holidays. We escaped to Verona for a few nights and really enjoying it here, it's like a mini Florence and it's beautiful, although a little quiet as well as it's a uni town and it's holidays. Still next is Rome where there is guaranteed to be plenty to do and lots of fun to be had.
So the intinerary will be from here on:
Bari/Barletta (as in La Disfida di Barletta)/Lecce
Croatia - Dubrovnik & Split
for a flight to:
Morocco! (Sept 30, in time for Maddy's birthday on Oct 2)
Will update you on things from there,
love to everybody!!!