Hotel Cosimo de' Medici
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... to the coffee shop we could see through the walls of the Tower.
In the Piazza San Giovanni, in front of the Cathedral was the Battistero di San Giovanni (closed for renovations). The draped canvas shrouds, painted to portray the exterior of the building, left space for the continued admiration of the East Doors. The artist, Ghiberti, spent 21 years completing the north doors before he received the commission for the east doors. ...
... about his first day of work. We talked quite a lot with him everyday, with him telling us about his work and us about our holidays. The first night was entertaining. The Russian guy next to me slept much later than us and as all of us were sleeping, we suddenly hear a loud noise. We all woke up and saw him on the bed which has fallen on one side on the floor, so he had his head on the ground and feet on top. It was quite funny, we had a good laugh. He ...
... a train ride to Pisa for the day. Seeing the leaning tower of Pisa is one of those things I feel as though you have to do, if for no other reason than to say you did it. We fully intended on climbing the 296 stairs to lean at the top, but ended up saving our euros, and sitting on the steps of the cathedral in the sunlight and admiring the structure from the ground instead.
We took our typical tourist pictures of us holding the ...
... and light showers. The big church in Florence is really nice from the outside! but not so nice or impressive inside. We walked the streets and followed the tourist map to look at all the old buildings, churches, etc. there was a lovely old bridge with jewellery shops on each side of the bridge. The buildings and town are lovely, but a bit dirty and not ...
... Went for a tour of Palazzo Pitti and Accademia (Hi "real" David! No photos allowed - sorry. It's been so hilarious to hear the comments from tourists. One USA guy walked into a kitchen shop we were looking through and asked, "Do you have one (a cookie cutter) of the boy?"; Another NZ family, "Make sure you get a photo of me with the man." OMG!)
Went up the Belltower at Duomo (cheaper and slightly lower than ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed