Grand Hotel & La Pace
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What a great city! The Grand Hotel was just as I remembered it!! And the staff fantastic. We had a short train ride and arrived in the evening. The hotel recommended a local stop and we had a great family style meal. Since it was Sunday none of the spots that had been recommended to us were open. On Monday we hired a car and a driver and spent a …
... painted buildings and lampposts along the river. So we walked down to the Square of Miracles (loose translation) to see the Leaning Tower. We had so much fun just walking around, going into the cathedral and crying, and taking tons of stupid tourist pictures that were awesome. Now, the Tower and everything else was great, but the real highlight was an unplanned, 1-second event. Here's a little background: We were walking on the street and my mom ...
For example, today for my "Life and Works of Michelangelo" class we met at the church of Santa Croce. This is the church that holds the tombs of famous Florentines such as Michelangelo himself and Galileo. We did not go inside the church, but I will have to do that on my own sometime next week. From there, we walked to La Casa Buonarroti. This was not the house that Michelangelo actually lived in, but his family later did and it is now a museum housing the largest collection ...
... who do the silly things - usually under the influence, of course.
Ok, so back to Florence. We arrived at our resort (yes, that's right - we travel in style) quite late and went straight to an Italian style dinner. Pizza, pasta and red wine - not too bad at all for a bunch of weary travellers. We also had access to a laundry, bar, pool, discotheque and internet cafe at this resort... unfortunately I only used the laundry and wifi ...
... the previous days’ food. (Damn you re-heated pasta in touristy areas – wikitravel is right!) This slowed us, but did not shut down the mighty woman that Lauren is. She suited up and made sure we caught the train to Pisa. Why go there? The Leaning Tower of course. I have to admit, going there, I was skeptical. How cool would a leaning building be? Once there I was fully impressed – the thing is anything but ...
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