Borgo Scopeto Relais
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... further than we intended, but did find our way back to the Boboli Gardens but decided not to go through them. Went to the Pitti Palace instead. This was the home of the second major Florentine family (Medici was the other) and rather grand. Now houses treasure from both families. Some rooms have that distinctive Versailles look about them, with each room trying to outdo the previous one for an ornate ceiling, but many were fairly plain. Staircases were very ...
... and turned and had us walking in circles.
The Bardini gardens were slightly nicer than the other, slightly more formal with magnificent views over the city of Firenze. We struck out with fountains almost everywhere and being the end of summer there was not a lot in the way of flowers, and the signage was typically Italian. The gardens looked a little tired and neglected. We found the Roman gates, the ...
... we were in traffic, but it still didn't take long to pull up to our AirBNB. I buzzed Michele and he came down to meet us, even carrying mom's bag up the four flights of stairs. The artist studio/loft was on the top floor, and when we walked in it was really great. We were both excited to be there and in such a nice place. Michele showed us around the place and told us about it a bit, saying it was built around 1050, gave us some maps ...
... Baptistry, in between the tour groups, although these are copies with the originals being in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. As the Baptistry didn't open till 11:15 we went to the Duomo Museum. This is under restoration and much of it isn't accessible but the two most important parts were - Michelangelo's Pieta (1547-55) and the Baptistry's 15th Century gilded bronze doors. When the museum is completed, it will be amazing as they seem to be rebuilding the ...
... our maps of the city as our personal fans! For the most part the mass was identical to the ones in America, besides the whole "speaking in a different language" thing. I think I understood a total of two words which was "Amen" and "Padre", so I really didn't get anything out of mass, but it was neat experience.