Hotel Europa Signa
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Michale informed us that today we experienced an example of "Italian Bureaucracy". Our tickets for the Uffizi Galeia were for nine am. As we and hundreds of other anxious patrons were still standings in line at ten am, rumor had it that the Galleria staff were voting on striking. The situation was quite unexpected and no explainations were given. However, the time was passed sharing ...
... more convenient. We agree. :) We met our wonderful host Tommaso, who is just lovely. He was born and raised in Florence and had plenty of advice for us. We spent the evening in our beautiful apartment and cooked a yummy pasta dinner. We cooked fresh strozzapreti noodles and smothered them in a fresh tomato and olive sauce garnished with frommagio and paired with a local chianti. Delizioso! We had to take care of some less exciting stuff (aka laundry), but we were ...
... mom and I went to the other night and asked them for directions. The guy there was really nice and very cute. Then I went to my orientation where I met a few more people that were all really nice, and I got some more information about the semester. After my meeting I met up with my mom where she told me about her new boyfriends- a violin player in the piazza and the guy I asked directions from at the bakery! She and I went to this store that's kind of like a mini-Macy's and I got ...
... go and she's walking off. She told me later she was freaked out by the train station and just wanted to get outside! Which was fair, it was pretty shady. Here's where it got stressful again. We needed the 22 bus, Google had told us that much. We looked around, didn't see anything helpful, though Santa Maria Novella is a maze of buses, taxis, cars, scooters, and people. We saw a tourist information office and went to ask for help. They gave directions ...
... It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style by Cambio, and the dome was finished by Brunelleschi in 1436, which basically announced the arrival of the Renaissance. The dome was one of the largest in the world for a long time, which is why it's called the Duomo. The other parts of the Piazza del Duomo are Giotto's Campanile and the Baptistery of St. John. I loved the bronze doors of the east side of the Baptistery, Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. The mosaic ceiling is one ...