Travel Blogs from Florence
... most of the St Peters Square. It was for the glory of god after all...
Many polished marble facades and floors were also nicked for other projects around Rome.
Eventually it was a storage facility for horse dung, used to make nitrates for gunpowder.... And they call me a heathen.
So after our morning jog through the Colosseum we got a cab up to the Terminus Station and hopped a train to Florence...
OMGOMG Why can't ...
... food before hand at a bar. Then made our way to the other side of the river to meet her. It was really good seeing her, it was nice to catch up with her and hear what she has been doing. After lunch, she brought us around and showed us some of her favorite gelato and bakeries. Then brought us the the leather market because we had been hearing about it since we got to Florence and wanted to see what it was, but it ended up being like the market that happened to be right outside of ...
... Sister Erlita is a Philippino nun that has been in Italy for 4 years, and shes one of the few who speak English, so she was our contact at the convent. We had to get buzzed in each time we come home and get our key from the main office, so we pop in and say hi several times a day. She's so friendly, and we always have a good chat about what we and she have done over the day, it's made the convent really feel like home. However the nuns must sleep, so theres ...
... of the restaurant and onto the bus for our return journey back down the mountain and into our welcoming beds.
As well as discovering David and beautiful Florence today, I've also discovered, that you don't have insomnia when you drink red wine. I love this place!
Tomorrow is the last day of the tour, and we stop in Siena on the way back to Rome for our farewell dinner... it'll be hard to say goodbye to all of ...
... waits and follows his master. We think he's cute and take a picture of him. The man sees us and we say Buona Sera. We see this same man and dog come back out a little later on too. After our dinner, we head towards the Arno and Piazzale Michaelangelo up the hill on the other side. Our original plan is to take a taxi up and walk back down but that plan is thwarted when we find no taxis free so we keep walking. We wind up walking all the way up the hill (lots of steps today!) ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Caravaggio Florence
We Stayed at the Carvaggio Hotel from May 20, to May 24, 2004. The room and bathroom were very spacious and clean. Everything worked. The maid service was excelent. We walked to it from the train station towing our baggage. The staff were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make you feel welcome. No question went unanswered. Although crowded, we loved Florence. But I'd like to go back just to see Carlo and the rest of the staff. The pizzeria next door was also excelent and a good value. You will not find a better 3 star or 4 star for that matter. The location was easy walking to anywhere.
Scott and Heather DiSalvo, Ft Lauderdale, Florida
FABULOUS HOTEL. Rooms are spacious and clean. Bathroom was huge. Staff great, esp. Carlo at the front desk. Location within walking distance to everything. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Price was unbeatable, should be rated as a 4 star hotel.
Beautiful, comfortable, and a great value
This hotel was beautiful and very reasonably priced. The rooms were spotlessly clean and well-decorated with quality furniture. The concierge was very, very nice and helpful. The breakfast was incredible---there was a choice of about five different cereals, cornettos, rolls, and biscuits. The location was ok---it wasn't too far from the train station, but I almost wish we had stayed a little closer to the breath-taking Duomo. I really can't complain, though---the quality and value of this hotel were great, and it was fun exploring the side streets.