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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Desiree Florence
Travel Blogs from Florence
... plans to fix it. Never mind now it is a huge tourist attraction and world famous. It really does look a bit silly. We went for lunch and had ..yes more pizza and some yummy pasta...we are in Italy after all. We found out that there was a huge IKEA store up the road and decided to have a look since we dont have one in New Zealand. Some really cool things and so cheap. After that Florence was only an hour away so we drove straight to our airbnb apartment. It is a two ...
... Del Croce Church but it wasn't very long so in we went! At last a warm dry place with interesting things to look at! We grabbed an audio guide and immediately discovered what a gem we had found. Inside the Santa Del Croce are entombed a lot of famous Italians including Galileo and Michelangelo. It was pretty amazing! Dinner that night was at a restaurant that Marco had suggested to us and true to his word it was great! I had a beef stew and Ryan ...
... I should add) that tells the entire history of Teatro Verdi. From Frank Sinatra to Josephine Baker, Katherine Duhnam, and Harry Belafonte the stage has been filled with legends and idols of mine and I got to stand on it too! On top of that, the craziest part is that the theatre actually used to be a jail years ago but got renovated! I even went under the stage and saw what used to be cells of prisoners. It was so haunting but I really find myself appreciating the history ...
... and then we all made a birthday dinner together in the apartment. We had a lot of studying to do so we spent most of the night doing that.
Tuesday was a famous night in Florence called Note Bianca or White Night in English. All of the piazzas in the city's had some form of entertainment like live music, art, or acrobatic performances. The streets were filled with people, more crowded than I have ever seen, and everything stayed open until 6 am. The next day is there Labor ...
Next stop was Florence Italy. The train ride there was a dreary 12 hours of getting on multiple trains to get from France to Italy. My first layover was a few hours in Switzerland. I had an awkward lunch at an Asian restaurant and then tried to buy tea at the train station only to find that I needed francs and converting would be silly for the two hours I was there. Without caffeine I slept on the train to Milano though occasionally I would awake to the most beautiful scenery I've ...