Backpackers Florence Hostel-Ponte Vecchio

Via dei Bardi, 43, Florence, Tuscany, 50122, Italy | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Florence

Michelangelo's masterpiece

A travel blog entry by mitchdee07 on May 28, 2014

1 comment, 18 photos

... enter the Renaissance-style rotunda and dome, which were specifically built for the purpose of displaying David, the massive size (17-feet-tall) and bulk (over 5 tons) of this statue are striking. Yet the graceful contours and lifelike appearance of this sculpture remind you that you are viewing a genuine masterpiece, fashioned by a human being with incredible skill and sensitivity.

After bidding David a fond ...

Finding Florence

A travel blog entry by calmckee on Apr 04, 2014

... on the train with the rest of the group where we met and hung out with Matt from Wales and Catie from Australia. Really nice people and spent the day hanging with them. We started the tour in Pisa and the square with the Leaning Tower. Literally the only thing we needed to see and do in Pisa so Lisa and I are very happy we didn't decide to do Pisa ourselves and stayed. Would have been really bored. We took out cheesy photos and hopped back on the train where ...

Charming Florence

A travel blog entry by nandinisomu on Dec 26, 2013

4 photos

... and fast.

For this trip I had scouted for apartment close to the city centre and fortunately found and booked an apartment in a building in the heart of San Lorenzo district, just steps from the Duomo and 5 minutes walking from the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. It is in front of the old market, typical for the variety of food shops and restaurants.

Florence is famous for its history and was considered as an ...

75

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros on Sep 09, 2013

309 photos

... and wine were flowing, and the food was quite good, and for a 75 year old, Brenda can put it away !!!

The following morning, I packed up my room and checked out. We had time to visit the Santa Croce, a huge church with murals and the Santa Maria Novella, another church with murals !!! And then it was time to say goodbye. I had a train to Milan and then a flight to London to catch whilst Lucy and Brenda were traveling southwards into ...

Venice & Florence

A travel blog entry by pauljoan on Sep 19, 2012

4 comments

We arrived in Venice Sunday afternoon around 5 pm and after checking into the hotel, our tour guide gave us an orientation walking tour of the city showing us how to get to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. After that we all took a gondola ride wandering through the smaller canals until all five boats got close together in the grand canal. One of the boats had a musician and an Italian tenor who serenaded us when we grouped together ...

Location

This hostel, located in the Historic District/City Center area of Florence, is near Ponte Vecchio, Museum of the History of Science (Museo di Storia della Scienza), Via dei Calzaiuoli, and Santa Felicita.
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