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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
June 10, 2002
Back on the bus! This time to Italy!! We went to Pisa (and had pizza for lunch!) We saw the tower, of course, and the church. Got to shop in the souvenir shops and sit for awhile in the sun. Very peaceful day. I can tell I'm getting tired, because the travel journal entries are shorter and shorter!
... really. Stayed there for absolutely ages ... Just in awe. Also loved the 4 'slaves'.... The unfinished works that line the corridor as you look up towards David. Walking tour of Florence... All the statues, churches, old buildings... Loved it. Had some free time... Bought some charms and just wandered and looked at everything. Back on the bus... Onto Rome and The Pantheon, then a walking tour of Rome by night. Will be very tired tonight ...
... is also the home of the great Medici family. The Medicis supported multi-disciplinary thinking in Florence and the magical intersection of art, science, religion and philosophy gave rise to the renaissance movement. You may want to pick up a book called the "Medici Effect" with excellent lessons on how to create these creative intersection in organizations.
... and rested for a little while.
That night I then made my way to another hostel where I was meeting some friends for a few drinks. I didnt end up finding my friends so I made my way to Piazzelle Michelangelo which is a look out sight...and the view from there is absolutely AMAZING. I stayed there for a bout tow hours. I made friends with a Senagal guy who was there selling paintings (youll see people selling paintings everywhere). The paintings were 15 euros each and I ...
... this place, I was just making assumptions that it was a pleasant place after hearing reviews and seeing pictures)… thank goodness my assumptions were finally right because the B&B was an absolute gem (and if you are keeping tract, my assumption ratio of right:wrong is about 1:14…. there are going to be some major trust issues when we get back). But we were warmly greeted by the staff and our room was comfortable and cozy, the perfect place to stay after the experience ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility