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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- High-speed internet in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Smoking rooms available
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Since we took the first week so easy, we decided that we needed to amp things up a bit! On Saturday afternoon we walked over the Arno to Piazzale Michelangelo which provides a beautiful view over Florence and the Arno. The area was busy with locals and tourists alike as there was a gelato festival, and other stalls and musicians. We opted to look at the view and have something to eat before walking back down the hill. On Sunday we took the local bus to the ...
... is truly spectacular. Next stop the Medici palace to hear about the fights and intrigues between Florence and Rome. The stories are probably true, though I suspect our guide gets a fair bit of his material from the latest episode of Grande Fratello (Italian Big Brother for those of you who lack our broad linguistic skills.)
Now, back to the boat for a quick rest before we do it all again in Rome tomorrow. ...
... hoping to Google Florence later and identify it all. I did see Maria Novella and her lovely Alberti facade as well as her homely backside. No matter how many pictures you see of it nothing prepares you for the timeless beauty of it.
Since we had even forgotten to bring the name and address of a cool place we wanted to eat, we ate pizza in the street, jumped back on the airport shuttle and went 'home' to La Splandole to lick ...
... floor, but the highlight is its huge high Renaissance dome, built by Brunelleschi (he had to construct a 'dome within a dome' because of the span). We climbed up 463 narrow stone steps (not for those with weak hearts and nerves) to 3 different viewing levels (2 levels where you are inside the dome on a narrow balcony, looking at the magnificent 'Last Judgement' painted ceiling and looking down into the nave way below and the final rooftop level with gorgeous views of the city and ...
... with wild boar. This was surprisingly tasty/.
Last nights adventure however will not be repeated. Completely out of my comfort zone I bravely requested the octopus salad. The first few bites were fine but after those few it became evident it really was not for me!!!
Hope all is well at home!