Travel Blogs from Florence
October 2, 2013
Today we took our first experience on a high speed European train. It definitely went fast, our ears popped every time the train entered and exited tunnels. Florence seems like a very lovely place. We had lunch at another perfect place that we found in our travel book, Baldovino. Why not eat some more pizza and pasta? We …
... and the Italian communist leader grimsch are buried!beautifully located up!a gently sloping hill with perfectly maintained grounds full of trees and shrubs and flowers.And a nice drive through an upperclass area called Aventina with beautiful,ochre and orangy villas and old churches and convents , Roman drinking fount and the giardino degli aranci, the orange garden.
And that is Rome,time's up! when will I see you again lovely Rome?
... with the big dome on top) instead. We tried to get inside the church first but were not dressed 'appropriately' we were told by security (shorts too short and showing our shoulders - woops!) so we put that off till the following day when we would dress in some more sensible attire! So we headed to the dome and walked up the many stairs to the top. The stairwells are very tight and steep and can get a bit claustrophobic! The walk is quite long and hot but finally we made it to the top ...
... the Piazza del Duomo, with the very famous and magnificent Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. The white and green marble structures are stunning.
Had some lunch in a small cafe and then reserved our seats for our journey to Rome at the railway station.
Walked back along the river back to the hotel to relax.
That evening (on the advice of our host) we went back into town – this time on the bus – to look at the ...
... and walked down corridors that looked like we were in line in a government building to get a passport. The museum was pretty impressive, but the statue of David was incredible. Except for the prominent central feature, which invokes a bit of unease in the dad of a couple of twin teenage girls, the detail and proportions of the sculpture is mind blowing.
I wonder why they didn’t use clothing back then, it would have made my day a little bit more ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSognando Firenze Florence
I would recommend this place over and over again. I told my parents that they need to stay here and anyone else that will listen to me. My sister and I have stayed in a plethora of accommodations and this was one of our absolute favorites. The staff was so helpful and friendly. Nicolette was an absolute gem. I am definitely coming back!!
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