No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Photos of Hotel Arcadia
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Arcadia Florence
Travel Blogs from Florence
... to Florence). All up a perfect day.
We returned to the Duomo the next morning as we still had a few more stairs to climb (this time only 414) to reach the top of the 85 metre campanile for another view of Florence after which we felt quite justified enjoying our breakfast of fresh fruit, croissants and coffee. Being a Sunday we had to wait until after mass to gain entry to the Duomo to see the beautiful frescoes on the roof ...
... by an artist that had many beaded pieces of hers that could be bought. The second was a bead store where you could buy beads as well as everything you would need to make jewelry! After hung out with friends at their apartment for a bit, then I got to go back to my apartment and skype with Sarah!! I got to watch her annoy her cats, and reminisce about all of our jokes from high ...
... main square, the Piazza della Signoria, which is now a mecca for the hordes of tourists who pay homage every day.
Via dei Calzaiuoli was packed with people on this gorgeous Saturday morning, and we passed many inviting gelato emporia along the way, one of which had mounds of the various flavors piled-up in display cases. Dee also discovered several interesting stores before we reached the Church of Orsanmichele, a former grain warehouse converted to ...
... paid the €10 required for the entrance. The cathedral and the crypt were both closed. We got into the long line for the Cupola (dome) climb. I went into the baptistery and took some pictures while Mel held our spot in line. The exterior of the baptistery is currently being restored so was covered in scaffolding.
After a 45-minute wait, it was our turn. There are 460 (regular-sized) steps to the top but you ...
... were pretty neat, all small rooms with a tiny window looking into the court yard as well as a fresco on the wall. After that we stayed to sketch in the plaza, just missing the rain on our way home.
The mosquitos have started to eat us in our sleep, so we must figure out how to work the plug in replants that came in our apartment.
Tomorrow we are climbing all 500ish steps to the top of the Duomo!