Travel Blogs from Montelupo Fiorentino
So I'm not a great one for shopping but you can't come to florence without buying at least some leather. So I went glove shopping and it was like being a Victorians lady, I indicated the type of gloves I liked and the gloviers sized up my fat hands in a glance (a 7 apparently) and then a plethora of colours and sizes were pulled from banks of ...
... turkey and roosters who have a competition about 5.30 each morning and rematches irregularly throughout the day. The latter we don’t mind but the dawn chorus makes sleeping in a challenge.
Finally, we had had some rain over the past couple of nights and yesterday walking into Buggiano, we noticed new carpets of wild miniature cyclamens. Simply enhances an already pleasant country experience.
As indicated at the outset, we had visited ...
... view of the Cinque Terre towns and the ocean. It was beautiful. They had some great little shops and lots of yummy food. We ate gelato which was DELICIOUS. After Cinque Terre we made our way to Florence. We went to a church that was built in the year 1021! How old does that make it? Florence is famous for its artists and I think we saw at least one piece of art work from each ninja turtle ...
... before the Duomo (which was built in the 13th Century). It poured with rain then, so we retired to our apartment for a couple of Tuscany wines, before heading out to dinner for more Tuscany wines. We have developed a great appreciation for all things Tuscany, including the architecture, the food, the drink, and the prices! And to top it off, there are fabulous museums and and galleries on every corner. Definitely a place we could live for a few ...
... wave of my hand turned and looked out the window.
He was not impressed and sulking sat at the back of the bus getting off at the next stop. I think he was calling my some unpleasant names but luckily I couldn't understand swearing in Italian.
Unlike Venice, Florence still has it's history very much on display. Today I passed the house where Gallileo lived and watched the heavens. I stood on the corner of the bridge where Dante
used to wait for his beloved and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed