Country Hotel Borgo Sant'Ippolito
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Non-smoking hotel
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... us, we felt a sense of "Wow, let's stay here forever!" Resplendent with narrow laneways filled with interesting shops to visit including one just dedicated to cycling, we were in heaven and looking forward to our next couple of days in Tuscany. As the sun went down over the Tuscan countryside, the four of us sat and enjoyed a traditional Italian meal and had some really great conversation, the type you would have with your closest friends. Life is good and we are very ...
... during the renovations.
The next day, we went to San Marco, a monastery. We saw all the monks cells (where they prayed and lived) and saw lots of frescoes there, too.
Next was the Duomo, which is probably the most famous thing in Florence. We queued for an hour and a half, but finally we got in. The first thing I noticed about it was that it was massive. Like, MASSIVE massive. The other thing I saw was a clock, but it had 24 numbers and it ...
... this church was built to house Minias’ remains' The church is very different from others we have visited in Florence. It has a very high ceiling, and a lot of marble columns inside (more like the churches we have seen in other cities). The crypt has St Minias' tomb, and if you use a lot of imagination, you can see the hand holding up the head (just joking!!). We visited all our favourite coffee places, saying goodbye to the people who ...
... and we knew the sky was about to open up. We had just closed the car doors when the downpour came! We drove back to Florence airport to drop the rental car off and that was trying. We couldn't find a gas station, then when we did we had the same problem with it not taking our card (I have a European chip-and-pin card so there shouldn't be a problem), then when we put 20 euros cash in the car's gas meter didn't rise at all, then google maps ...
... and a restaurant so we spent the evening in the bar having cocktail buckets, 1.5litre things of beer and shots which could only end badly. On the morning of the 22nd we woke up extremely hungover and did a walking tour with a local guide so we were shown all the local sites we also got to see a leather demonstration. We had lunch in Florence then it was time to leave for Rome which was 3 hours drive ...