Quercia al Poggio
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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My the Florentines love their meat! The market has a stall dedicated to horse meat and most other butchers sell tripe and lights and guts as normal fare. It's something of a anatomy lesson for most tourists. I still don't fancy upper intestine boiled in tomato sauce 'lampredotto'. So I ...
... me on the forehead. Luckily it didn't knock me out or anything. After that we made sure that we ducked when we saw any branches. Anyway we stayed on the bus until the tour finished and got a coffee. It wasn't until we were sitting down that I realised that my glasses had a scratch on the front of them which must have been from the branch. We went back and asked the lady about it and she wrote down my name and details and ...
... They somehow ended up getting us free bottle service that came along with awesome sparklers. I can't see how that's not a huge fire hazard, but it was awesome! We ended the night walking home along the arno, it was so quiet and beautiful because the bajillion tourists were at home sleeping. All in all, great GREAT night.
Day four was a free day, so we got to sleep in, thank goodness! We'd been going ...
... and out of the sun. Surprisingly, as opposed to its grandiose exterior, Santa Maria dei Fiori is quite plain. It has the high vaulted gothic ceilings, but very little in the way of the carvings, guilding or lavishly painted frescoes associated with similar cathedrals.
Outside, we circled around the Baptistry, admiring the workmanship of the cast bronze doors, and the colourful, stripey exterior of both buildings. People certainly weren`t afraid ...
... archeological site were closed for no reason, which was a minor disappointment. Had some simple pizza for lunch visited some shops around town. Florence is hurried without frenzy and a pleasant visit. Ran to catch the sunset last night. Snack and a glass of sweet wine at a pleasant bar. A meal at a homey neighborhood restaurant with portions larger than we could imbibe. A couple of errands and check out of our room and we're off to our next farm in Umbria!