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Travel Blogs from Florence
We arrived in Florence at 11.30am to a heatwave - temp was around 35C.
We went looking for the Train station once we checked in to get our train tickets for Monterosso. It was only a 5 min walk from our hotel. After that we went for lunch at the first restaurant that was air conditioned as the heat and humidity was quite unbearable. I …
Most of us on the trip are getting a little more confident with using Italian in our brief chats with locals…a least a couple of words.
Grazie – thank you
Prego – you're welcome
Scusi – excuse me
Ciao – hi or bye
Today we said Ciao (bye) to Rome and Ciao (Hi) to Florence, via lunch and a tour of Siena.
The day started early. Breakfast was supposed to be at 6:30am as ...
... the car went well, we stopped at a service station to pick up some basic supplies before heading up into the hills. The GPS lead us up on what it thought was the quickest route - maybe for the locals. Scary part 1 - driving through small village came across large van the other way who thought he could get past and to avoid him I slightly scrapped a pole with the mirror ( hadn't discovered the retracting mirror button).
So upwards I went on a one lane road ...
... and cigarettes.In the morning I opened my Birthday card from Mum and Dad ( yes I waited all, this time) which was so lovely to have all the way over here - thank you very much! Thank you also to everyone for their Birthday emails too.Then Alice and I ran to town to collect Alice and Toch's washing from the laundromat and to visit the tourist information centre. Once we had sorted our day we headed home to shower and collect the boys. We headed back ...
... at the MotoGP. We decided to ride out each day as the weather was good and Greg was getting back in to the riding style required for survival in Italy - pass everything, lane split constantly and get to the front at traffic lights then go like hell when the lights change! It took about 40 minutes each day to get to the track and parking was free and no problem - only about 100m from the entrance gate. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed