Il Giglio Rosso
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... when you have two guys acting strangely on a train you have to react, I suppose.
So then we were in Florence, called "City of the Renaissance". We went on a walking tour of the city, it's absolutely beautiful! We saw a medieval church, the Santa Maria Novella, built in 1276. The front is all made of colored marble in a style called Florentine Gothic. The fašade was finished in ...
... jewelry or meat (a butcher!) that the book highlighted.
One thing that was still open was a cute little pastry shop called, “Dolcissimo.” The book told me to purchase some mignons (mini-pastries), so I did! I wasn't so lucky when I tried to go to Gustopizza for an early dinner. They had just closed and wouldn't reopen until 7:30 PM. I ended up back at the apartment, eating a repeat of lunch but this time I had mignons for ...
... ignorant! Ho hum. But it's the big gallery in florence so it was a must.
Walked about a bit more. Took some photos of the Ponte vecchio. Came back, realised nearly everything is closed on Mondays so I've been trying to decide what to do tomorrow. We'll see. Hopefully more to report tomorrow.
Heading out another nighttime jaunt now, must see those statues again!
... these amazing talented people are also good ppl, this is not always the case! To be punched in the head that many times, you are pissin some ppl off! Anyway, we made it to Santa Croce , the church of Michelangelo's final resting place. . . Only to find it closed for mass! Open to the general public @ 2pm! Well, this just wouldn't do, we walked all this way. So . . Off to mass we went (much to J's disgust). There we found the tomb of Michelangelo as you will see in the ...
... and Laura and I went shopping. We at last had success with getting something for Rebecca's bday present - we only hope she likes it. If she doesn't - I'll have it! Then we were lucky again as we at last found a shop that Laura was happy with and she bought herself a few things with her fathers money. This was only by about 11am and we went back to the room to meet up with Andrew. Laura decided she couldn't face another afternoon walking around ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed