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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... that is starting to exist now that the semester is starting to end. Time is a very valuable thing.
Back to talking about Florence…. I realized in Florence that Rome felt like Rome and Florence felt more like I thought Italy would feel like.
We arrived in Florence later in the evening. After checking into the hostel, we wondered the streets of Florence. The streets were narrow and often ...
... stuff. But hey, when you are surrounded by a million pieces of art, isn't that really what matters are the famous ones? After the Accadamia, our tour took some bizarre turns. An old couple showed up really late and halted our tour for 15 minutes while they tried to accommodate them. Then one lady lost our group and the guide and her family went out looking for her for quite a bit until they found her. One thing we've learned since being ...
... Head back, mouth open. On each side of the dome are large open chapels which are used on a regular basis. Underneath the floor of the cathedral remain the foundations and relics from the Cathedral of St Reparata, including frescoes, marble tiling and a marble casket bearing the crest of the Medici family. The subterranean vaults were also used for the burial of Florentine bishops throughout the centuries, and to his honour, ...
... delivered to the table next to us. It looked to be pasta with a very dark meat topping, which we found out was pappardelle with chianti beef...it was very good. I had tortoloni with truffle and porcini mushroom sauce...very rich and very yummy.
After dinner, we picked up a bottle of wine, a small chocolate bar and headed to the roof of our B&B to watch the sunset and listen to the many church bells ringing throughout the city. Welcome to Italy!
... They were unfinished statues by Michelangelo. Only parts of each man were completed, so it looked as if they were bursting out of the blocks of marble. It was really beautiful. Going through the museum and seeing so many pieces by Michelangelo also felt like my trip was coming full circle. I learned so much about him on my tour through the Vatican museums that I had more of a backstory. It was great being in the city he considered home and seeing his work. ...