Hotel dei Vicari
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... 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 ...
Arrived in Florence after a long bus ride with the Flu but all well now. Florence is beautiful we head to the Galleria dell' academia to see Michealangleo's statue of David, but no photos again!!!!! Then a wander down the streets to the Duomo, it's made of green, pink and white marble these represent charity and 2 other things, sorry I can't remember Then off to ...
... directing you to the first exhibition.. it was all so Gucci!
So we spent a good hour or so just learning about the evolution of Gucci.. I never realise that Gucci produced bike seats and surfboards.. and wineglasses!? So after we were Gucci'd out, we decided to go our own ways.
I trekked my way up to Piazza Michaelangelo, and the Basilica of San Maniato Al Monte and watched the sun go down over the city that I had fallen in love ...
...you definitely can't take the city out of the girl! I was already well aware of this fact, but it was reemphasized today when I took an excursion out into the Tuscan countryside for a day at a ranch! I never thought I'd see an Italian cowboy, especially not one wearing a Ford tshirt--WHOO! Built Ford Tough.
Moments after arriving at the ranch and being awestruck by the ...
... art from Paolo Uccello for a room in Palazzo Medici, in memory of the battle which took place in 1432, when the Florentine troops triumphed over the Sienese.
- Altarpiece of St Lucy de' Magnoli by Domenico Veneziano (1445): this altarpiece is a celebration of the use of perspective not just for the architecture, but also for the floor the characters seem to be standing on like pawns on a chessboard.
- Primavera or Allegory of Spring, ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking