Backpackers Florence Hostel-Ponte Vecchio

Address: Via dei Bardi, 43, Florence, Tuscany, 50122, Italy | Hostel
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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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      A travel blog entry by davidbell on Sep 27, 2014

      11 comments, 14 photos

      ... famous gelato - a new benchmark for sure, the best known being a mix involving saffron, spices, orange peel, wine and other stuff. The raspberry we had with it was excellent too. Too excellent. I tried the local white wine, very astringent and a great aperitif wine, so different from red chianti. I also bought some artisan beer ( untasted) so we'll see about that later. I climbed the highest watch tower and took in the views while M had a go at shopping without a millstone around her ...

      Lots of bronze and marble

      A travel blog entry by mitchdee07 on May 29, 2014

      3 comments, 12 photos

      ... the earlier work in marble (1408-12), and the more famous version executed in bronze in 1440. There are also a famous bronze of Mercury by Giambologna from 1564, and Donatello's original sculpture of St. George (1416-20), on display.

      Scattered around the porticos of the courtyard are numerous other works in marble or bronze, all of which are impressive, including many figures from Greek mythology. We ...

      Pizza in Pisa

      A travel blog entry by serafina2 on May 26, 2014

      1 comment, 9 photos

      ... front of the tower! After this we went to lunch in Pisa, which was absolutely delicious pizza. We walked back to the train station and took this super long but beautiful ride back to Florence, which most of us napped for, though three of us stayed awake and talked through. When we got back, we went for cannolis, then jumped on a bus that took us to this beautiful view of all of Florence and the mountains, which was amazing. From here ...

      The Renaissance City

      A travel blog entry by kate3645 on Feb 20, 2014

      10 photos

      ... permesso). To celebrate I had a mela cornetto (like a crossiant) and a hot chocolate (which are like drinking melted chocolate). I then went through all areas of the duomo. It's very stunning up high in the bell tower and the cupola. The next couple of hours I went a little museo crazy- uffizi gallery, galleria dell'academia and palazzo pitti. I crossed ponte Vecchio a few times and went to check out the view up at piazza le michaelangelo. I also got my permesso papers ...


      A travel blog entry by retiredandcrazy on May 18, 2013

      1 comment, 4 photos

      Our celebrity spotting over a Bellini (or two) at Hotel du Cap in Cannes was not to be. On the
      morning we docked it was raining. I cried off, but Jill & Angelo, being made of stronger stuff, went ashore. I said I would follow if and when it stopped raining, but by the time it stopped I was too lethargic. Just as well really, the only celebrities seen by anyone on the ship were two pigs and we don’t even know which film they are starring ...