Hotel Relais Il Cestello
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... purpose of providing safety to the town - truly impressive.)
The first piazza we encountered held an ancient church (San Frediano – 1100s) – see Frank’s picture. The site of the amphitheater was close by – the foundation and tunnel entrances are all that remain, but on top has been built apartments and shops - and also restaurants – a wonderful respite from the crowds.
We continued through the ...
... Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 metres south-east of the Duomo. The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, ...
... I turned on the hazard lights and pretended to be reading a map. What seemed like a V-E-R-Y long time later Grant returns with Petro a hotel employee who was now my new favourite person I have ever met in my whole entire life! Petro was backseat driving and although I can never get away doing this I think Grant was going to kiss him!! Safely navigating the narrow twists and turns through construction we were very very happy to get out of the car and ...
... scenes using gold thread eg "Coronation of the Virgin". David was carved by Michelangelo Buonarroti in1501- 1504. He was carved from one single block of marble from the quarries in Carrara in Tuscany, one of the whitest in the world. He is 5.16 meters tall and weighs 5,660 kg.
Once we had finished viewing the artwork we walked through the streets to the Gilli Café, it is a very "posh" coffee bar and ...
... a city block. We will be heading back tomorrow to climb the bell tower which we are told provides the most spectacular view of the city. Our guide then took us to the Accademia where the real David sits these days. I had no idea the awesome size of this masterpiece that took 2+ years to complete. It stands something like 15 feet high and weighs 6,000KG. To see it is phenomenal. No picture can ever ...