Hotel Da Vinci
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... decided to go down and have a look around Portovenere then as it would be more alive than in the morning. It was very pretty with tall narrow pastel-coloured houses and flash boats in the harbour. We walked out to the church on the promontory and had great views of the coastline and the island of Palmaria just offshore.
Back to La Spezia in the morning and to the Aire at the ambulance station that we had stayed at 2 years ago. We got the bikes off and rode back into town which ...
... cathedral in the heart of Florence very close to the location that we are staying. In it we saw lots of gorgeous mosaics but also were able to buy a pass to see a museum and the crypts and climb to the top of the dome for a gorgeous view of Florence. We learned about the liturgical Chant through children which helped transform the florentine influence on families and also about the 140 years that ...
We were blessed with a superbly beautiful day for exploring Florence! It was a rather slow start with some sleeping in, April going for a run (!) and the discovery that there was no hot water :( Gidge called Irene who was most apologetic and promised to sort it out asap. So it was hair up and off we went toward the river Arno, stopping at the nearby creperie (with entertaining waiter) on the way.
Lots of people were out and about doing the same as ...
... if it were mated with more sugar and imitation grains that's all held together with good 'ol high fructose corn syrup... Mmmm, what more could a starving individual who's used to eating 7 nutrient timed, balanced meals a day want, right? Surly it will help keep my blood sugar steady, my mood good and my belly feeling satiated. And to top it all off, ...
... People here in Florence seem to be much more friendly than in Rome. After a few bites of insane Tiramisu, ventured back to my hotel. Early start at the museum in the morning to see Michelangelo's "David" sculpture and explore the rest of the town before heading off to Tuscany Thursday. Note - definitely working on sending photos for some reason this site is not iPad friendly so I have to get on my laptop. My hotel has a solid wifi connection, so will get these updated ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking