Alekin Hostel

Via Porta Rossa 6, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy | Hostel
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Florence

A travel blog entry by andrearini

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A bit later than planned, but warm, relatively dry, and in one piece, we arrived in Florence. We were greeted in the main plaza, called the Piazza del Duomo, by our friends and the Duomo itself, one of the largest churches in Europe. The Duomo, whose official name is the Basilica of Santa Maria di Fiore (St. …

Galileo and David.

A travel blog entry by stuch6

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... you placed it up the top it stayed there but if you put it down the bottom it rolled to the top. After we had walked around for a bit we left the second storey and went down to the interactive section which meant you could test all the things I have written in this piece and more. They say you should allow 1-2 hours to see this place. We left Dad there. He returned home after about four hours! Once we had finished at the museum we walked past a castle that held ...

Uffizi Gallery and Galileo Museum

A travel blog entry by holdfast

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... Caravaggio and Giotto. With the guide book these were explained well and things that you wouldn't have picked up yourself are highlighted to you. I found this rather interesting, well at least for the first hour I did. We wended (Pamela loves that word) our way through the museum looking at various pieces and then referring to the book to garner more information. Unfortunately part of the renaissance floor has been closed for renovations. All up i would say about a ...

The final countdown!

A travel blog entry by amoreitaly

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... anyway...whilst I'm there 2 lovely American ladies who have lived in Cortona for 19 years arrived for a swim and were sorely disappointed as well.

So I head back into the town, order a Shakerato, cold shaken coffee, which is I guess really a coffee milkshake...have a beautiful pasta with pork, fennel and parmesan and a glass of delicious local red wine...purchase a few pairs of earings, sit in the Piazza just watching the people ...

Day 33 - Firenze

A travel blog entry by nolesy65

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... After we had finished at the cathedral we went looking for the local bikeshop "Florence by Bike" and spent a lot of time in there just looking. Which is what we spent most of the day doing - wondering, looking etc at shops and art. Did have a bit of a spend up in a little old man's (Mr Moretti) leather shop. He was gorgeous and thought I could speak and understand Italian We had a reasonable early dinner at a far too touristy place and caught the 8pm bus back to the Novotel. A big ...

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This hostel, located in the Historic District/City Center area of Florence, is near Loggia dei Lanzi, Garden of St. Michael (Orsanmichele), Church of Orsanmichele, and Museo di Palazzo Davanzati.
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