Antica Fonte Resort
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... close the hotel AND its restaurants and spa until March 17th. They moved us to Villa S'Antonio which is a beautiful 3 bedroom villa, but the only hotel amenities are coffee and pastry in the morning and the well appointed fitness center in the old winery of the castle. We did get to tour the spa which has a grotto as nice as the one in the spa at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch. Sooo, the first night, after a 4 hour grueling drive in pouring down ...
... 8217;re feeling like we did the right thing to make this change. This afternoon we walked the streets of Florence, and visited the inside of Catherdral (Duomo). We had dinner at a small alley way restaurant – wine, salad, and ravioli with tiramisu. We walked down past the Uffizi museum to the river near the Ponte Vecchio. Our legs are sore from all our hiking yesterday so we made our way back to our temporary hotel and are settling in for the ...
... and toast. After breakfast we went to the Leaning Tower of Pisa which is in the 'Field of Miracles'. We all took pictures pretending to push it back up again. They were very funny and after all texting them to our friends we had some lunch at a restaurant called Osteria Bernado. Our family ordered smoked goose.
After Lunch we went back to Florence where our travel director us to a gelato shop.Our ...
... give insight into the process he took to carve the statues out of the marble. We listened to our audio guide again. There wasn't as much information on this one, but there are really only the few really important peices in the small museum. And walking by the other paintings and sculptures, I didn't feel like I was missing much. The plaques were in English as well as Italian, so anything we were curious about, we could read.
When we were done there it ...
... out of Florence with the traffic and crazy drivers, especially the scooters, and we were pleased to get back to the villa for a swim and cold drink!
One of the highlghts that night was as we were sitting outside, the place was lit up with fireflies and as Sara said, it looked like fairy lights on the Christmas tree.
Between those and the bats it was nature we just don't see at home and the girls were certainly impressed.