Ospitale Delle Rifiorenze

Piazza Piatellina 1, Florence, Tuscany, 50124, Italy | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Florence

The Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

A travel blog entry by mitchdee07 on Jun 03, 2014

22 photos

... maybe sparrows) landing on their table, picking-up a crumb of bread or a pretzel stick out of a bowl, and then flying away without a care in the world! It was petty hilarious watching the reactions on peoples' faces, but they pretty much let us alone.

After lunch, we toured the Palatine Gallery and former royal apartments inside the Pitti palace. The walls in each of the rooms are covered with paintings, mostly from the Renaissance period, with ...

Finding Florence

A travel blog entry by calmckee on Apr 04, 2014

... to go and see the statue of David by Michelangelo. The rest of the gallery was pretty boring but at least we snuck a few pics of the statue before we left. We then moved on to the Duomo. We got in line to climb the dome for just under 2 hours. The view from up top was beautiful. Was definitely worth the wait! We knew that when Jersey Shore had come to Italy for one season they lived in Florence so we wanted to hit up some spots that were featured. We went ...

Florence and the Statue

A travel blog entry by ckwalt on Dec 17, 2013

6 comments, 36 photos

... been sponsored by Mel Gibson and his ex wife to be in the Academia Museum. We found that interesting. Another interesting thing that we noticed was the centrality of Mary in the paintings. As we move closer to Rome (and the Vatican City), it seems that the Catholic influence becomes more prominent. Even though Jesus is in most of the paintings, Mary takes the central place. Just an observation that we both observed.  After walking around the city, taking in the ...

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A travel blog entry by uncle_davros on Sep 09, 2013

309 photos

... stuck on a board !!!

So I went to the cafe, bought a coffee, stood outside and was surrounded by Italian chain smokers, so I threw my coffee down and went back in.

Next up was the Raffaello's, they were ok, and then came the Caravaggio paintings. They were good, but there was an Aussie tour guide going on about how wonderful they were and how he was inspired by Freud with all the sexual innuendos !!! But come on, this was ...

Arriving in Florence

A travel blog entry by david_oz on Sep 16, 2012

4 photos

Short train trip from Venice. Leaving Venice, we can see half a dozen cruise ships docked at the islands - some relatively small, but most seem enormous, dwarfing the buildings on the islands. Across plains of Bologna, then through many tunnels through the ring of mountains guarding Florence & Tuscany. Arrive & get first sight of the Duomo, towering ...

       

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