Travel Blogs from Florence
Another fine breakfast at Hotel Olimpia, then pack and make our way on foot the 500 or so meters to St Lucia railway station. Hopefully this will be the longest we will have to carry our bags; although we had rollers, there were two bridges to navigate - an effort in the morning sun.
We departed Venice station on time at 10.24 on an ItaliaRail …
Breakfast at 0800 in our room. Ham and cheese toasties, croissants, coffee etc. We headed off to the market, looking for Miriam House of Leather Casa de Pelleas. Susan was thinking of a leather jacket for her birthday. Unfortunately the weather was against us and it was raining so the first thing we did was pick up an umbrella off the street …
... same about me.
Dave has started calling the tour groups 'walkers'. As in the walking dead. They rove in packs, turning valid vacant eyes toward whatever they are told too. Sorry for those of you who like tours but this has reaffirmed my commitment to not go on any unless I can help it (however we booked a private tour with a driver/guide for amalfi which I so think is worth the cost).
... me was giving me an odd look as though whatever I was doing at this address was no doubt unsavoury. I imagined he was ticking me off in his head for colluding with the mafia inhabitants behind the door I was trying to get in to. As I waited his bus came and he hopped on and left, but not before giving me one more scowl through the window.
Perplexed, I decided to head into the main square to have a coffee and wait until the early afternoon, thinking that perhaps by then ...
Today we are off to Florence. We started with a local guide who took us for a tour of the Accademia. We had a reservation which you need to do for a group and we were the first one in when the doors where opened so we got to have a good look at Michelangelo's many sculptures including David. Much larger then I realised.
We then headed off on a walking tour of Florence to see all those iconic sights such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsFirenze Suite Florence
This place was absolutely spotless. Breakfast was served in our room. Enough good for an entire family. Lots if good advice on where to eat and good directions!
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