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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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After getting off the train from Rome to Venice, I went to my hotel, Hotel Mirage. It cost $393 for a three night stay. I had already had lunch on the train, so I didn't need to go out for lunch again. I got situated in my hotel room, then I went to the Boboli Gardens. It had a $17.68 entrance fee. Inside, the garden extends from the hill behind …
... Looking down the river, you can see bridge, after bridge, after bridge. The Ponte Vecchio stands out due to its wonderful shops built into it, all painted different colors. The bridge consisted of nearly all very high end jewelry shops (Kelsey and I only window shopped!). We managed to stop in a local bar initially because there are absolutely no public bathrooms in Europe and Kelsey had to go pee. In order to use the washroom we had ...
... hill to fort belvedere, which again has amazing 360 degree views of Florence, and all around it. I walked up to the top taking in the nicely sculptured gardens - no flowers, just hedges, lawn, fountains etc. Then it was time to wander back along the river to a gelateria I'd heard about, which did not disappoint!! Big servings, and a huge range of flavours - the coconut was divine. So a little rest by the river to finish off that and back to the hotel. And ...
... bolts were actually very scary and our tour guide eventually managed to lead us to the only building left in the ruins that still has a roof (us along with about 300 others crammed into the old bathhouse).
Still if you want to look on the bright side we got to see how the old streets were designed to cope with the volume of water which our tour guide said in all his years ...
We received the good news that Ellie has had her second baby boy today and both are doing well. We had to celebrate so we wet the baby's head with a bottle of Prosecco on our roof terrace before going to dinner. For dinner we shared the Florentine specialty - a 1.5kg T-bone steak with fillet, as well as several side dishes. It was superb! Some Americans have one each, normally they expect 2 people to share but we had one between 4 and were all very full. Eat your heart out ...