Hotel dei Vicari
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel dei Vicari Scarperia
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So a 5.15 departure from our hotel saw us parked and walking to the track by 6am.
The place was already packed, we managed to find a spot on the hill overlooking the whole track, Casanova Corner - it had a huge video screen so we were happy. Down side, no shade a very hot sunny day.
We soon realised we were in the hooligan area, chainsaws being revved up and smoke bombs going off.
We soon made some friends around us and the day started with ...
A little too early to meet Elena, our hostess in Florence, we find our way to a tiny neighborhood on Via di San Nicolo near our soon to-be apartment, to have a cold drink while we wait to get the keys to our new kingdom. Little do we know that we have discovered what Rick Steves calls Oltrarno's "'hipster corner' for young foodies to ...
... were wandering around the stalls, and people certainly did not look as wealthy as their Florentine cousins. Whereas women in Florence (who always appear to be sooo slender and fit) look impeccably dressed, the same did not appear to hold this morning in Pistoia. But it was fun watching the activity as people shouted greetings to each other, and there was much kissing and back-slapping amongst the crowd. There were also loads of kiddies and dogs ...
... street, eyes wide open stunned. I'm just glad the only traffic is the micro buses (They look like someone chopped almost everything between the front & rear wheels & welded a bus back together. It's almost a cube in shape!) The drivers are so used to the Gawpy tourists that they slow down, wait a moment, then give you a polite toot to get out of the way.
After scoping out some of the leather shops, I dragged Rion out to accomplish ...
... 3 hour wait Mats, Eva and I took turns waiting in line. First was a look at the shops slightly wishing this was my last and not my first stop so I wouldn't have to lug anyone purchases around Europe for the remainder of my trip. Next was the piazza in front of the old palace with all these incredible statues and amazing old buildings surrounding it, last stop before our climb was fika (a swedish word for morning/afternoon tea)!
Once we were let into the Duomo, ...