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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We left the apartment just before noon, with the idea of returning to the Mercato Centrale for lunch, and afterwards visiting the Galleria dell'Accademia. Today, the traditional market on the ground floor was open for business, so we made a walk around to check the variety of vendors before heading upstairs to the food court. We'd wanted to try the fish place, which serves a bowl of deep-fried calamari, so we ordered a couple ...
... the view and let our time in Florence sink in. We the went for dinner at a place we had wanted to the night before. We sat down and looked at the menu. Within a minute Lisa and I knew that we didn't want to eat there so we awkwardly walked out haha. Well I ran and left her hanging. So we walked to the Hard Rock Cafe but that was too busy and expensive so we found a nice place to have a pizza. We walked back to our hostel where we were planning on just ...
... any room. And on every street there is a row of parked mopeds waiting patiently to be driven away by there owners. In Australia there is a crackdown on motorcycle gangs, we're sure that in Italy there must be some underground moped gangs getting around the streets. The differences are that the mopeds gangs leather jackets are cleaner and shinier, the bikes have less horsepower behind them and members are clean shaven, a lot thiner and drink espresso's instead of ...
Now that the passports are back in our possession and we have cash to spread, we're calling today a new beginning...but a rainy new beginning. We have had the most beautiful weather that we couldn't complain about a little rain....humph, must have rained 3 inches...but I digress. After breakfast we decided it was time to fill the pantry, so made the walk to San market. This is a permanent market like Findlay Market in Cincinnati...but much better. There ...
... character and her English was very good, she had a cute accent. She told us stories of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Galileo as we stood outside Palazzo Vecchio - the building they all once lived in. The
replica statue of David is outside in Piazza della Signoria, where the original
once stood. Museums in Florence are closed on Mondays so we couldn't go inside
and see the real one, but the replica was good enough. From there we walked
down the street lined ...