Travel Blogs from Donnini
... as we peered out the window at the nasty weather from our hostel in Florence -- from where our trip would begin -- it was hard not to get cold feet. Locals told us it had been raining almost every day and weather ...
In the Uffizi Gallery, you also have great views of Florence, the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio (Florence's most famous bridge, originally lined with butcher shops that used the river as a handy disposal system). The stinky 'meat market' was later replaced by what it is today - a bridge that has elegant gold and silver shops.
After the Uffizi Gallery, we stopped for lunch and ate outside in the Piazza della Signoria with views of the ...
We have only had a few days actually in the classroom for Family Business and it's great because we've had the opportunity to see a lot of Florence that I may not have been able to do on my own.
Monday, we went to visit the Antico Setificio Fiorentino which is a textile company that started in late 1700s. Their antique silks for tapestries and other products are prestigious and their price definitely reflects the quality. The looms are weaved in the small facility by ...
... and frescoes of illustrious men by Andrea Del Castagno.
If you climb the flight of stairs designed by Vasari, you will reach the rooms make from the former Medici theatre, built by Buontalenti for Francesco the 1st. The lower floor contains the Library and the Gallery of Prints and Drawings, containing work by Renaissance artists.
On the second floor, among many others, you can admire the following:
- The Annunciation by Simone ...
... of course. The olive oil and bread with a dash of salt was also quite tasty. We then headed back home to Florence and worked on school stuff, which has been overwhelmingly consuming :( Our break was at Il Teatro, one of the restaurants that we could use a free meal voucher at. I'm sure that makes Tom super proud of our money-saving efforts.
Yesterday, we had class and then went to the best sandwich ...
Other places to stay in Donnini
Via Provinciale per Tosi 7, Donnini | 4 star hotelfrom $115