Hotel Arnolfo

Address: Via F. Campana 8, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany, 53034, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa

Fantastic Florence

A travel blog entry by goweregypt on Oct 10, 2013

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... br> From here we went to see the statue of David in the Galleria dell'Accademia. There were three queues: the longest being those without tickets, then the line of those with reserved timed entry or Firenze Cards & then school groups (bus groups virtually enter without waiting!). We had a short wait before we went in. Again we marveled at his unfinished sculptures, at how they just seem to emerge from the stone. Unfortunately there are no photos allowed now. ...

Day 56 Gambassi Terme to Colle Val d'Elsa 16 miles

A travel blog entry by stuartkil on Oct 10, 2013

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... were in a different part or I was off-season. Lucca was different but it was more of a city. When I entered a large walled village called San Gimignano at lunchtime I thought that, with any luck, I might get a shop open to buy some stuff for lunch. Instead, I was met with wall-to-wall tourists as far as the eye could see. Their buses must have been parked at the other side of the village because there was no warning. One minute I was on ...

Firenze needs an MA15+ warning

A travel blog entry by khseuro13 on Sep 17, 2013

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The Statue of David is 15ft tall and every bit as amazing. The hands and feet in particular are quite large. The statue of Neptune and 'the rape of the sabine women' were also among the many we had the pleasure of admiring and listening to the related history with our guide Francesca.

Our day began with a tour of the Accadamie, ...

I'm lost for words - Florence!

A travel blog entry by kaizen on Dec 26, 2012

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... but I had my trusted purple umbrella, which remember had come in so handy in Angers and off I went.
My first 'must see' was the Medici palazzo which I had missed the last time I was there.
Michelangelo, who had been 'adopted' by the Medici had also lived here for some time. Thick, high walls and big,studded wooden gates made this as much a fortress as a family home. When I emerged and hour or so later, I popped into the Tourist Office next door and decided to buy ...

Firenze, oh Firenze

A travel blog entry by macandjessie on May 03, 2012

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... which were acquired on the crusades originally displayed in or on the duomo, which were now on display at the museum). Inside was also a hanging incense urn that supposedly inspired Galileo to discover the Universal Constant after noticing it swinging back and forth in the wind during mass. Afterwards we decided to take a tour of the museum since it housed the actual bronze doors that were used on the baptistery (the ones in place now are replicas) and other treasures. ...