Quercia al Poggio
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... the return trip! All in all, it was a fun and productive day. Later in the week we visited the inside of the Baptistery of San Giovanni. It was believed to be a pagan Roman temple for several centuries before being converted for Christian use. It's shape is octagonal symbolizing the time of the risen Christ beyond our earthly time measured in seven-day cycles. The beautiful mosaics on the dome reveal the influence of Italian Byzantine art, but ...
... We learnt a lot more about Pablo Picasso and his personal life. He did have an eye for the ladies!
After coffee and croissants we headed to Florence's Duomo. Building commenced in 1296 and took 150 years to complete. The Dome of the cathedral is a feat of engineering (Brunelleschi) and we were told that one cannot fully appreciate it without climbing the 463 interior stone steps. The climb up the spiral staircase is ...
... until we bumped into the next bridge - the Santa Trinida. And the next gelato of the day. Pistachio (I don't normally like this flavour - but this one was so good!). Raspberry sorbet (wow so much flavour and not a fake raspberry taste). And fig caramel (so disappointing! Didn't taste of fig. Or caramel). Refuelled and back off again. The Pitti Palace was disappointing. A large grey building infront of a large grey plaza. Great. By now it was around 4pm. We battled with ...
... The final stop by ferry was Vernazza. It is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic, and is said to be one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera. In October 2011, the town was struck by torrential rains, massive flooding, and mudslides. The downpour and mudslides left the town buried in over 4 metres of mud and debris, causing over 100 million euro worth of damage. The town was evacuated and remained in a continued state ...
... at every opportunity. On one afternoon I cast my greedy eyes over a waffle that a young child was enjoying and coveted it so much that I bought my own. I balked at the price, 7 Euro, and then hated the first half, so I threw it away before it clotted my arteries any further. Food in general was quite expensive here, but if I strayed off the beaten path a little I could generally find stuff that was cheaper. I stumbled upon what I thought was a student area at one point ...