Grand Hotel du Park et Regina
Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
Today was our rest day for the tour. We had the whole day free to relax, shop, eat ... I finally slept in beyond 4am and woke at 7.45am. After a leisurely breakfast I headed out with Kerrie, Robert and Liz to wander through the streets of Montecatini; exploring the shops and smaller streets around the town. There are many lovely shops here and a lot of then have new winter stock in- beautiful jumpers and jackets! Very tempting for a jumper ...
... also be attributed to Bernini another major leaguer of sculpture in the next century and a great admirer of M.
The vitality of David was overpowering, not like the copy standing in the Piazza della Signoria, the symbol for the Florentine Republic before the Medicis took power. According to the guide I had on Monday his and the other sculptures there represented political propaganda for the various regimes in power, ...
... expected the scenery to be like... probably mostly rolling hills and cypress trees... but the forest was a nice surprise looking more like a mossy trail from Seattle mixed with piny trees from Flagstaff and some small waterfalls from Kauai.
Our trail took a sharp turn and then headed down an extremely steep decline... It was so hard not to stop every few steps to look at the waterfalls and fresh spring creek flowing passed us. We passed several ...
... from two years ago and the town is just as pretty. Our group enjoyed it. Back in the cars and last stop Florence. We got to Florence early afternoon and found our hotel which is very close to the main station. The hotel is lovely and we were very happy with our internet choice. We checked in, dropped the cars and headed our to find a piazza to have a drink. The hotel is close to Santa Maria Novella which is on a piazza and is great ...
Posted by Josh
This morning we got up and had some instant coffee and chocolate crossaints that were provided by our hotel. Knowing that breakfast was going to only consist of sugary goodness we had purchased some yogurt, milk, and orange juice the night before which was quite delicious. We then packed up our bags and headed for the Academia Gallery which houses Michealangelo's David. We waited outside the museum for 10 or so ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility