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... buildings. We started this grand tour in Florence. Florence is such an amazing town. I love the dark brown history of it. I use that term because it has this dark brown and terracotta coloring to it. In fact, when you climb to the top of the Duomo every single building has a terracotta roof, so I think that the entire city takes on this hue. The leather goods everywhere doesn't hurt that image. Luca, one of our other professors, was our ...
... floors, so we spent a couple hours looking through the clothes.
After leaving with our wallets noticeably lighter, we headed for Florence's leather market where one of my roommates bought scarves for a few of her friends, and I got a great deal on a leather purse. Then we headed over to the international food market, where we found foods we had been missing back in Perugia, such as macaroni and cheese, stir ...
... for our food, I explain, it is only to be expected that we will get whatever food is cheapest/easiest to proffer. I joke that our next course will probably be the cheap cut of meat – stew, or something similar.
Secondi piatti appears to be what gruel looked like before they blended it into gray mush. I later described it as a delicious stew, but with all the deliciousness taken out. Huge chunks of ‘tender’ (read: overcooked) chuck beef rest is a ...
... to the sunset and the bells of Santa Maria Maggiore. Breakfast and "happy hours" were served in a persimmon orange room on the lobby floor 3. The owners were kind enough to make reservations for us at both the Accademia and the Uffizi.
We spent our days in Florence eating, drinking, shopping and seeing the art.
First things first--we climbed the 463 steep steps of stone and some spirals to the top of the Duomo. It's a double-shelled ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Franchi Florence
Hotel Franchi is initially hard to find (needs much better, bigger signage), but it is nice, clean, basic accommodation near the Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence.
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