Travel Blogs from Florence
Today we Traveled from nice to Florence with a short stop at the leaning tower of pisa for photos, got into Florence about 4:00 pm and walked into the main city after checking in at the hotel. We looked around at few of the main areas and the shops then had to wait till 9pm for dinner that was part of the tour. Wish we hadn't waited so long as the …
... way to hot to check out the sights. We ventured out at around 5pm to check out the various touristy site site like the Medici churches, the Duomo etc. We found it quite a challenge to navigate the streets of Florence even with a map as there is no grid system, the roads are more like an octopus - it goes every which way. The streets were very very busy as this is the height of the tourist season.
... some washing in the machines provided and headed out for dinner whilst it was in the machine. To our local pizzeria. 5 euro pizza.. ah yeah! So scrumptious. So authentic.
We came back with 2 minutes to spare on the washing machine! Hooray! Now to go back up and hang it in the room! Joys.
We then just relaxed around the hotel in the bar area and did some organising for tomorrow. What a great first day in Florence!! So far, it meets its high standards set upon it!
... and you really rated if all of you were all buried in your own cozy special crypt.
Anyway focusing on the New Sacristy, the splendid sculptures that M. made and left scattered about in the unfinished New Sacristy as he transferred headquarters to Rome to work for the Pope, these sculptures were finally put in place and two minor Medicis buried there, rather than Lorenzo, the special friend and protector ...
Today we stayed within Florence or Firenze as it is listed around town.
We woke early for a museum reservation with The David and several other Michael Angelo favorites. David really is amazing, carved from marble & to perfect scale of hugeness; inspiring the way an artist's eye works.
We have just futzed around town today, stopping at museums & churches & piazzas: there is a picture attached that is of a colorful circle, if you can zoom ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Most ordinary hotel on trip. Old, lacking facilities and tiny bathroom. The shower was so small I could barely fit in. Terrible breakfast with very ordinary food.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.