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The big Boboli Gardens was certainly big!!! It was a formal garden built around the an old town fortress and fronted by the Palazzo Pitti, a home of a ruling and very wealthy family…the Medici family in 1549.
We walked through the gardens which involved a walk up to a hill overlooking the city. The views and the garden was ...
... up to the snow covered Italian Alps and across the lake. We were in heaven. It was a huge three bedroom apartment and one room, the study, we never even used. Little villages nestling up in the steep hills made us wonder about access to them and what did the people do there???
As day faded into evening we were treated to twinkling lights right up the hillsides and we were more able to see how settled it all was.
Bellano too ...
... were still on the mission to find the famous Davo (Statue of David) real or fake. We came into a big square and with a fountain and a lot of statues which I took photos of. Most of them were interesting I believe the fountain was Apollo and his horses, there was a very David looking statue at the door, we realized later that this was in fact the fake David standing in the real David's original spot before he was moved to the Museum.
... are teams of guys that lay out a sheet on the streets, with designer purses displayed. As the multiple police cars patrol the streets, these guys wrap up their goods, hoist the loot over their shoulder and duck into the side streets and alleys. They make for the best entertainment. There can easily be 10 police cars patrol a street in a 20 minute time frame. It’s a wonder these guys try to sell their goods at all. I can’t see how ...
This past week has once again flown by. Not even sure where to start. I actually have a little time to write down some thoughts. I especially wanted to write down the nice moment I had this evening as our last night in Roma. We have seen a lot of the Berlusconi hubbub. Lots if camera crews in Rome, and even more police out, but even more than that we have seen a lot of military personnel.
Today, Friday, we went to see several ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Fiorita Florence
On my first stop in Italy I stayed at Hotel Fiorita before heading to my Villa in Sesto and wanted a nicely located hotel. This hotel is located in a building with two other hotels and is located on the third floor, but is well priced and the rooms are sizeable. There is a breakfast included which is really nice. Internet was an extra cost, but was fairly priced with the lowest level package being 3.5 euro per hr. and the highest package being 12 euro for 12 hrs. The hotels is two blocks away from Santa Maria Novella, the main train station. The staff are very friendly and patient with tourists. Good stay overall.
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