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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Florence for two days was our next stop. After Dubrovnik, Split and the Colesseum, Florence is UNESCO's World Heritage Site number 4 for us. After a little assistance from the local Romany people at Rome Terminus, we made it onto our train for a quick less than 2hr train ride to Florence. Having settled into our hotel, conveniently located for shopping at the base of the Ponte Vecchio, we set off to explore the Duomo (cathedral), Baptistry and nearby Bell tower, but only ...
... br> -Syrian refugee children begging and twenty of them living in a tiny, tiny house
-women in full on *Burkas* walking down the street
-cats dumpster diving
-big fluffy stray dogs being fed by old ladies
-tea, tea, and more tea!!!!
-our favorite lunch spot, run by an old man and his family
-Agora, the best restaurant ever. Seriously.
-ferry rides ...
... a great way to spend a Sunday!
The Museum of San Marco was our final destination. Here we viewed great frescoes and paintings of the monks and Fra Angelico that lived in this monastery in the 15th century. Despite this being our second trip to Florence, there is much too much to see in just four days, but we did what we could and perhaps we'll return again someday? ...
... the paintings for their great skill I don't actually like this style of art. Give me Impressionism or Expressionism any day. Rosanne has a greater appreciation of it because of her studies with Fr Austin Cooper at Australian Catholic Theological College. It was fascinating to listen to Rick Steves audio commentary on the Uffizi, via the iPad download of his app and to hear about the development of Renaissance art. You can download Rick Steve's audio tours for free onto iPhone ...
... the city hoping we could find our way back into the heart of Florence... no luck. So we turned around headed down a side road and magically found ourselves near the Palazzo Pitti, the Renaissance Palace. We sat in the sun for a few minutes, realized we both were starving and headed back in the direction of our hotel and found a cute restaurant down a side road where we ate ...