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 ...
... Many of the rooms are still private though and are used as office space for Florence city workers - the surroundings these privileged few have to call their own is wondrous.
We had lunch in the square in front of the palace, I thought I had done well by choosing a spot advertising a pizza, drink and ice cream deal. Unfortunately I don't think Florence has quite the same regard for false advertising as we're used to so when I saw the photo of a ...
... a tip!
We decided to do our own tour seeing as we had seen nothing that morning so wandered around the city before heading home for another beer on the terrace. We had been told to climb Michelangelo hill (incorrect Italian name!) so grabbed snacks and a bottle of wine and headed up there. It was packed with people but it was an amazing view. From there it was back to the hostel for another night in the ...
We left our hotel early this morning for a tour of the Uffizi. Luckily, we had tickets in advance so we didn't have to stand in the long line that snaked around the building for what seemed like miles. Bult in 1581 at the request of the on of Cosimo Medici I, it now houses some of the world's most revered art like Michelangelo, Boticelli, and Rafaello. We saw Boticelli's Spring and ...
... 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.