Borgo Scopeto Relais
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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First full day started with Breakfast, which was standard Continental, which was fine for me but Andy wasn't impressed. Set off early (8am) so that we could get a good place in the queue to see the Duomo. We started to walk up the stairs to the top of the dome, but then a friendly American lady told us that there were over 400 steps to climb. At that point Andy decided it wasn't for him. I continued ...
... we mooched around the shops before heading to the Boboli gardens and Pitti Palace on the other side of the Ponte Vecchio. While in the gardens we met the fattest cat I have ever seen clearly been over indulging in the delicious local pasta!!! Early dinner tonight as we are off on our next adventure to Venice in the ...
... He then painted frescoes on every one of the cells in the monastery. There are some amazing paintings, including one of the Annunciation, with Mary not looking quite so defiant as in other paintings when the angel tells her she is about to have an immaculate conception (and btw, God's the dad, not that Joseph bloke who's been hanging around...). We will revisit this Monastery as it shut less than one hour after we arrived, and we feel we didn't do it justice! ...
Our first port of call south of the river was the church of Santa Maria del Carmine and specifically it's Brancacci chapel. This has some of the best frescoes in town painted between 1425 and 1480, initially by Masaccio and completed by Lippi. They were so outstanding that Michelangelo came to study and copy them. After this we went to look at the church of Santo Spirito, described as Brunelleschi's masterpiece. Mass was ...
... it was raining, and no one was lining up for one. We weren’t prepared to pay 80 euros (the standard price!), so unfortunately we didn’t get to be rafted down the canals. Next time!
We opted for food instead, and I got an amazing croissant filled with lemon cream. I’m glad we’re walking all day every day, otherwise I’d have to be rolled out of Europe.
On the waterbus ride to the train station we saw a lot more of the islands. ...