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Travel Blogs from Florence
Here at last!
Our first day in Florence was low key in terms of sightseeing. We arrived in Rome and took a train to Florence- since we were not used to the train schedule, we missed our first train and had to wait another hour before boarding another which was sold out and we had to stand most of the 1h45m ride. Our walk to the hotel took …
J&C decided to climb the bell tower at the ....cathedral. As it was 400 stairs, I knew I wouldn't make it so went off for an hour by myself looking in the leather shops which are everywhere. Florence is renown for its Italian leather bags made of cow, calf or lamb leather.
Had lots of fun and ended up eating gelato and drinking coffee while I waited for the kids. They came back tired but said the climb, although ...
... on behalf of the papal city. The Duomo was going to be the largest ever built but the plague (1348) took three quarters of Siena's population and never recovered to finish it. Siena was and still is divided up into districts called Contrada's less of them today. The annual event of horse racing in the Piazza del Campo eventuated from fierce competition between these wards. (From the look of ...
... Recognizing two words on the menu, sausage and pizza, I decided to order that. Expecting it to be like any other normal American sausage pizza, I was quickly disappointed. I opened up the pizza box in disgust to what looked like cheese pizza with huge chunks of uncooked red meat! Not eating that, I decided to get a $12 cheeseburger meal from McDonalds. First meal to actually fill me up...this could be dangerous! Off to class orientation!
... weekend (my only tourist plan of the day!)--like Pisa/Lucca and a Chianti Wine tour.
***********s Learned First
First things first, as I started the day a little later, catching up on a few projects first, so caught my standard breakfast at Mickey D's at about 10:45 am, then made the mistake of getting a cash advance at one of the Cambios near the Duomo on the way home. NEVER DO THIS!! They take 12% fee plus another 8% ATM charge for a total of 20% so to get ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed