Ostello Gallo d'Oro
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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... bulky uniforms make me think of fireman suits.
The bust of Benvenuto Cellini takes centre stage of the bridge. He's an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician.
Rows of jewellery shops behind me on ...
... paid the €10 required for the entrance. The cathedral and the crypt were both closed. We got into the long line for the Cupola (dome) climb. I went into the baptistery and took some pictures while Mel held our spot in line. The exterior of the baptistery is currently being restored so was covered in scaffolding.
After a 45-minute wait, it was our turn. There are 460 (regular-sized) steps to the top but you ...
... is my first couch surfer meet-up in Europe (I was supposed to meet one in Florence, but I got lost and missed our meeting time and couldn't get ahold of him. Oops!) I found the "Dutch bros" at a local fountain crowded with young Italians. It was a great scene! I sat with Chris and Folker (awesome name huh?) and I was so happy I met up with them! They were hilarious and not bad to look at with adorable accents. When you first meet people, it's always the interview ...
... no idea what it was or why it was randomly in the middle set just on the other side of the river from the main town. We later found out in the Museum that it was a tower gate for a massive wall that was once around Florence.
Next we went to the Ponte Vechhio, a bridge over the river. The night before everything on it had been closed up so it was not really that impressive other than it was lined on either side with shops. But these were not ...
... and bought a painting) and saw the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Brian and I got a nice surprise when we tried to find the public washrooms. They were down an alley and when you turn the corner we got the most disgusting smell. We were pretty scared of what we would find but after paying one Euro each to use them they weren't as bad as we had feared - just a unique experience. Around noon we packed up and headed for Rome where we are doing ...