Relais Firenze Stibbert
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Travel Blogs from Florence
... but we saw the main works like Botticelli's Birth of Venus. Times like this I really wished I appreciated art more and knew a ton more about it. But for me, all I really could do was admire all of the amazing works. We then tried to head to the science museum but it turns out that's one of those that close early on Tuesdays so we couldn't make it in. That changed the plan to head to Santa Croce Church where the likes of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli's tombs ...
... loved the apartment. It is a renovated section of an old monestary, so there are vaulted, exposed brick ceilings, and it is renovated very nicely. Francesco has everything here – the place is very well supplied with every amenity we could ask for – from the Jacuzzi shower system to the retro video game system (100 games in one machine – Pac Man and Space Invaders, here we come!).
Over breakfast we discuss our plans with Donatella: taking the train to Lucca, and from there possibly on to Pisa. Donatella shares my opinion that Pisa isn't really worth a visit just to see a bunch of tourists taking silly photos of themselves holding up the wonky tower, and suddenly it is Yalini's opinion as well. After breakfast we talk about how much Florence has to offer, and how going to Lucca will essentially use up a whole day. We would get to see ...
... of a different part of Florence, I am looking out at lovely green hills and tall trees. Coming back down I decide to skip the main steps and take the longer winding path and spare my poor knees. It is still quite a walk back across the Pont Vecchio to our apartment and we are tired when we arrive. It is our last night and we are having a late dinner at our favorite local restaurant so we have time to put our feet up and enjoy a couple of glasses of Prosecco before heading back out.
... the welcome dinner to welcome all of the LdM students tonight. They had a variety of different foods to eat, but again with my pickiness all I ate was ice cream with fruit on top and roughly 300 pizza roll looking things. So far I love LdM, I mean they gave us free wine so of course they are on the top of my list! I also had a little Skype session with Ms. Danielle and also ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed