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MotoGP riders take on cultural tour

MotoGP riders take on cultural tour

MotoGP riders take on cultural tour

Several MotoGP riders enjoyed a scenic excursion to Florence today, seizing the opportunity to soak up some Italian culture before getting back on the track for the Italian GP. Florence, considered as one of the cultural jewels of Italy, is located just 30 miles from the famous Tuscany circuit and the riders couldn't resist the temptation to visit.

Colin Edwards, Shinya Nakano and Andrea Dovizioso went to the Medici Palace, a famous monument built in the 15th century by the famous family of merchants and bankers, which played a major role the development of the arts and sciences.

As today is a bank holiday in Italy, commemorating the foundation of the Italian Republic, the monument was exclusively opened for the MotoGP riders, who also visited the Magi Chapel.

The riders were welcomed by Matteo Renzi, president of the Florence province, who presented a book compiling the history of the Medici family.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GRAN PREMIO ALICE D'ITALIA

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