Country Hotel Borgo Sant'Ippolito
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... to validate the ticket before we boarded. As an aside, it is obvious that some people do not buy tickets and take a chance on the conductor not coming around before their stop; this day, however, a couple of people got it wrong. Result is that they were fronted to the Police at the next stop and the train proceeded without them. [If like us you have a ticket, but forget to validate, it is only a fine.] On our arrival in Florence, our first task was to ...
... we walked more than 400 stairs to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of the city. It hurt, but it was worth it. It gave us a better idea of the size if the city, which is pretty small and walkable. After that, we stopped for some pizza and walked down to the Uffizi, the famous museum that houses Renaissance masterpieces by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you know... Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Rafael. The line ...
... We only wish we had found it earlier and could go back! Apart from eating, Florence (Firenze) was beautiful. We did the tourist things - the Duomo (a beautiful green white and pink marble church with the biggest brick done ever constructed), saw the real and 2 copies of David, and went through the Uffuzi Gallery. I think I've seen enough paintings of Madonna Child saints person who commissioned the painting, the annunciation and Mary's glorification for a ...
... end of the work day for many because the traffic increased in the area. Not just car but motorcycle and bike. People are riding bikes and motorcycles in dresses, heels, and suits. They are carrying groceries on a motorcycle by just placing the bags by their feet. It’s amazing to watch them just whip those bikes and motorcycles in among the cars and buses and rarely do you hear a horn.
After another busy day we are ready to call it ...
... Germans do nothing of the sort. They are much more guarded, take to staring rather than speaking, and always seem just a little "bent." As we learned over the course of the trip though, Germans can be as nice and inviting as anyone; it simply takes them longer to engage in friendly conversation. (Side note: the Swiss (at least Swiss "Villy" and his wife) exhibit similar social tendencies with even more guardedness surrounding the origins of their ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility