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Travel Blogs from Florence
... ceilin is about twelve foot high. It also has an impressive stone spiral staircase. We then hit the town and promptly do what we do best......get lost. Florence however, is a nice place to get lost in. there's an architectural wonder on every corner. We do the usual thing and walk round and round, gradually things become more familiar and we manage to work out where we are. We make the most of the apartment in ...
... s clever engineering plans. Similar to many other European churches, there is no admission fee to enter the cathedral, so we waited in line to go inside. Because people are often simply filing through the main interior of the church, these lines move quite quickly and it wasn't long before we were inside gazing up at the painted interior of the dome. Surprisingly visitors are allowed to photograph inside this church.
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... first pressing of the oil? Hence: Extra Virgin. IT also means it uses good cholestrols, not bad ones.
The one we would be tasting was made from 3 olives. I tasted the tiniest bit of it.. as he said it had a very spicy taste at the end. Interesting..
Next, was a sweet wine from 1999. It had the scent of honey and almonds. The older the sediment, the better the wine is. The wine we tasted was similar to Moscato. It was called ‘Vinsanto’.
... many famous artists. Unfortunately as with a lot of the tourist attractions you can wait a couple of hours just to get a ticket and on arrival this was the case. So plan B came into play back to the Pitti Palace as that is also a museum. Sadly they had no audio guides available to hire, nor information in English other than an 10 euro guide book and we were informed that all the information boards were in Italian. That coupled with the offhand manner of the ticket ...
... shape of a heart which made James and I quite jealous with our boring round ones. We checked out the other side of the river where most of the people live and got our second gelato in the city (this time at the #1 place!). When you get gelato as good as it gets here it's a bit tough to tell which place is nicer, especially when trying various flavours but this one was probably nicer. I really liked the cheese flavour, it tasted like eating frozen brie.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Pets allowed