Giglio Bianco B&B
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Refrigerator in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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... leading producer of toilet paper and tissue (and that’s a pretty important claim to fame).
Anyway, we found our way to the top of the ramparts (ranging from 30 to 100 feet wide) and started walking around the city – exiting near the site of an original Roman amphitheater. (The promenade/ramparts are lined with large trees. It took 100 years and 1/3 of the city’s budget for a century to build – and the wall ...
... has been semi addressed with wearing Bridget's second pair of boots, a warm compress tonight should help the eye and as for the other irritant, I have the sprinkling of 'gold' purchased from a pharmacy beside the Ponte Vecchio, whose shopkeepers are the gold merchants of the day. There is almost immediate relief when you enter a pharmacy in Italy wIth "Provore antifungial" scribbled down on a piece of paper and you're ...
... is like an onion, with the oldest parts in the center, and the center is where our hotel is. This city used to be a retirement community for Roman soldiers, and the oldest part is laid out with north-south and east-west streets close to the river. Florence is basically brown, as the stone from which it is built and paved is brown. Unlike Venice, it is full of cars, buses, bicycles and motorcycles, so that crossing the street is again challenging. ...
... art form from the simple paintings without depth and proportion and watching the works gradually evolve. One of the most memorable was Michelangelo's painting still displayed in it’s original frame (also made by this sculpter’s hands). The sudden change in colours and human expression in his work compared to others before him were so shocking that the family who commissioned the work rejected the painting and in the end had to pay twice as ...
... placed in the niches on all four sides. The original "Madonna of the Graces" painting was soon followed by miraculous events; when the Black Plague struck, increasing numbers of people visited the site. After the plague, Andrea Orcagna made a very elaborate Gothic altar to surround Daddi’s altar painting of Mary.(1338-59)
Dante: a plaque by the stone where he ...