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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... scrambled and were able to get a flight, a day later into Rome and a flight to Florence. So, we meet at their hotel: Hotel Grand Minerva at 6. We have some time to kill.
Florence is a walking city. So, we walk. Window shopping is an art in Florence. Dodging tourists is an art in Florence…thankfully we are professionals at BOTH! We know the back streets/alleys of Florence which have some AMAZING stores most ...
... thrilled to have me horn in next to their seats. After the next stop, the seats across were vacated, so I moved there, BIG mistake, for the next 5 hours I had the hot sun beating on me and the air conditioning was minimal.
I did see some of the most beautiful scenery I had ever seen, old Italian fishing villages perched on a hill, overlooking the glistening Mediterranean sea.
But soon hunger set in, I was hoping to purchase ...
... the roasted chicken, roasted potatoes, baked eggplant, and mixed salad. Not bad for around $25 for three of us, including wine! For the rest of the afternoon, the girls head back toward the leather market at San Lorenzo while Ron wanders back to the apartment to drop off the groceries and catch up on some blogging. The girls are very successful (what would you expect!) in their shopping efforts, especially Kaylan. She was able to finalize ...
... along the Arno river then went back to the hotel to rest up for a long day of sightseeing the next day. On Sunday (July 15th) Todd navigated our way to the city center using the public bus and we joined yet another bus tour. We had a lot of laughs on the bus tour because the driver was so crazy and I at least got knocked out by about five tree branches throughout the day. The first major stop of the bus tour was the Statue of David, it was on this hill that overlooked all of Florence, ...
... this guy, to the point standing and squirming out of her seat because she was laughing so hard, you could hear her laugh on the other side of the square. We then decided that we were going to attempt to take public transportation home instead of waiting 3 more hours till the bus came. So nice we finally found the train station, we realized we had no where to go, all we knew was the name of the campsite. Our guide had told us before how to get home ...