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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Today was a day I had been looking forward to because we were going to have a buffet breakfast which is always a good way to start the day. Egg, bacon, beans, mushroom, buns, fruit you name it. We filled up and took some fruit for the road. We didn't have a big day planned but we were visiting the Museo Galileo which houses one of the worlds largest collections of scientific instruments including Galileo's original telescopes which a little over 400 years ago were used ...
... arrived in Italy.
After a relaxing afternoon in the apartment (Oh by way, the apartment we discovered has satellite TV and much to my amazement and to Mary’s chagrin, we get both Fox News and Fox Business Channel. Yeah!) We headed out to dinner at Bistro del Mare. Mary started with Grilled Shrimp in a lemon garlic and chile sauce and then she had a grilled Rombo (Turbo) with crispy artichokes. I started with Garganelli ...
... we were given a demonstration of how leather jewellery boxes were made (which are quite famous in Florence) and then we were taken into the Jewellery shop where all us girls were interested in getting a puzzle ring which Lucy had told us about, the history of the puzzle rings is something like this, The story is told that in ancient times a Turkish Nobleman was so in love with his wife that he wanted to be sure she was faithful to ...
The days have been starting earlier and earlier, 8:30 am from now on! After our art history class we headed over to Santa Maria Novella. It was beautiful from the outside and inside. I loved the patterning on the ceilings through out the whole church. We spent much of the time sketching inside this church.
Next we headed over to the Church of San Lorenzo, it looks rather plain from them the outside- apparently Michaelangelo ...
You guessed it, we're in Italy! It's been fantastic so far, and that's the not just the food :) We aim to have gelato at least once every day, and have been trying the recommended places on Trip Advisor all over Florence. My favorites so far has been the cioccolata fondant, an extremely rich dark chocolate, piña colada, crema (tastes just like fresh cream, eggs and sugar) and fresh pink grapefruit. Fortunately we walk to all these places, and everywhere else, or ...