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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... older and modern music, €10 later we had their CD. Prior to heading for the Cinque Terre the next morning, we drove up to the Piazzale Michaelangelo, an area on the hills above Florence, here there is a replica of 'The statue of David' and more amazing views of Florence. Last time we visited, we stayed in a camping ground among olive trees just below the Piazalle, a lovely place to visit that brought back great ...
... gentleman immediately piped up with 'oh in the U.S. we have a cartoon called Thomas, he'd like that'. Can you imagine the disappointment and surprise when I told him that Thomas is actually a British export written by a vicar?! Rosetta is providing the food tonight, and after a little eavesdropping (do you have that word in the U.S.?) I know that one course will be a pasta with courgettes and prawns, and one will be stuffed fish (the type wasn't mentioned whilst I ...
... paintings by Botticelli, Raphael, da Vinci, Carravaggio, and many other names from the history of art's must-see list. There are many wonders here, but a few surprises as well. Botticelli's Birth of Venus up close is almost everything you would expect, but he clearly couldn't paint feet. I think constantly how lucky we are to be seeing these works at the start of the twenty-first century, after an upsurge in the skill and quality of restoration. Just thirty years ago or less most ...
... and they are, indeed, absolutely magnificent! We also went to the Santa Maria Novella church, which is very large and ornate as well. It is the biggest church after The Duomo and, while the outside is not nearly as impressive, the inside does not disappoint! We ended our sight-seeing with the Galleria dell'Accademia, which is where the original "David" is on display. Again, even more impressive than ...
... It was situated next to the Trevi Fountain which we discovered 2 days later. Unfortunately, the apartment was on the 3 floor and the stairs was a killer to climb. Lugging our luggage up that place was no task I would do again but we were greeted with the biggest ever apartment (2 bedroom 2 bathroom, dining room, lounge room, kitchen/laundry, balcony), just huge. There were a number of things we did complain about and it was fixed 2 days later. We rested like babies !!