Ostello Del Chianti
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOstello Del Chianti Florence
A great stay at this hostel. Sylvia (front desk) was friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast was included in the price. Internet was free although there was only one computer. It was a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of the town square which was great for practicing my rudimentary Italian! It's a good location if you want a quiet country retreat.
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I LOVE Tuscany Right now this is probably my favorite place of the trip thus far. Stunning views, beautiful sunshine and delicious wine, what more can you want. Well personally I would like more sleep, because I have been functioning on very little the past few days. So during the day the girls and I walked to a liittle town that's 20 minutes away …
... across the Ponte Vecchio and stopped in to the Galileo museum, an under-visited museum next to the Uffizi that we thoroughly enjoyed. In it were centuries of inventions that underscored the great discoveries made by scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and artists. Full of pendulums, clocks, inclined planes, telescopes, globes, armillary spheres (models of the conceived universe) and display models that detailed the complications that ...
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From there we walked over the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio, Florence's iconic bridge dating from 1345 (originally with butcher shops but since the 16th century a bunch of jewellery shops) and then across to the leather markets. We perused this market without making a purchase and note that they all seem to be in cahoots with each other - no room to bargain or flexibility with pricing. We walked past the Duomo on Piazza di San Giovanni ...
... So of course I didn’t have time! Dammit!!!
The bus was there and so we had to board. Bugger! Oh well. It was a luxury coach too, air conditioning and comfy seats. Thank god!!!
We were told the tour would be reversed. We would go to Monteriggioni first up, instead of last. There was a festival on there later so we had to get in before that.
The drive there was stunning! Going through the Tuscan countryside and the hills.. the scenery was ...
... there, thats an important one right?! so i did. totally worth it me oh my was it so gorgeous! you walk up several beautiful stair ways and you enter this looong corridor decorated amazingly! the roofs the walls, not to mention statues every 5 feet. infact there is a particular organization to the statues, it goes two busts (statue of heads only) then full statue, then door way, two busts, full statue doorway. It had every roman emperor (i think) to rule rome. ...