Hotel Grifone Firenze
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Our last day in Florence and we hiked across town to San Marco, a Dominican Monastry built in 1437 and containing room after room of Fra Angelico's frescoes. We spent a quiet hour wandering by ourselves and then as we were leaving the first of the bus loads from the cruise ships arrived.
Grabbed a cab and went up to San Miniato al Monte which has a ...
... type bread. It was tasty! We wandered along the southern bank of the river, enjoying the view along the banks. This street was relatively quite, but getting busier as we were heading towards the Ponte Vecchio. Enroute, we popped into a small supermarket. I love foreign supermarkets! I love browsing all the different and unusual foods. This one was quite upmarket and I enjoyed wandering through the fruit, nougat, cheese and pasta sections! Even though we didn't end up ...
... is that even when paintings were huge and meant to hang a great distance from the viewer, the detail wasn't overlooked by the painters, and in close you see thing you never noticed on the computer screen at a hundredth of the size of the original. I must have looked weird in the gallery, taking photos of shoes and hats and stools in all that classical art.
And the Birth of Venus? That's not water around her.. it's amniotic fluid.
... br> Some other palace, now crunched by the surroundings:
... as inside was a bit plain. After I went back to tried and skype Gem, but she decided she wanted to go out on Friday night for a friend’s birthday? So selfish ;). I took the opportunity to have another crack at shopping, I had noticed a H&M shop beforehand so headed off. It provided the goods, 3 shirts for 30 euro, boom. A shop next door also had a cool button up “Braeden” shirt, but I’m refusing to do the top button up on principal. I’m not that indy ...