Travel Blogs from Poggio a Caiano
... dinner in the Piazza della Signoria Square with champagne & delicious red wine, pasta to die for, the evening finished by a city lights drive around the high parts of Florence. We met the tour for the leather demonstration, Ian bought two belts & a wallet today, very nice quality. We walked to see The Belvedere Forte took a wrong turn and 2 hours later got there, I could hardly walk ...
With only one full day in Venice and we needed to make the most of it. Weather was HOT, with little to no reprieve from the heat. To make our sightseeing as efficient as possible we followed a walking tour from TripAdvisor. Basically 10 stops hitting the most important aspects of the city, some of which we hit the night before. Off we went, stopping at each place to read about the history but we only went into 2 places; Galleria ...
... we got there we realised there was a lot of free parking. Whoops! Oh well, we got our exercise for the day! Up this hill is a replica of the Statue of David and a few other of his pieces. It was cool, but it wasn't the reason we went up there. There were amazing views of Florence from up there. Nothing but terra cotta colored roofs. Well worth out melting hot walk! Next, we headed to Galleria del Academia. This is where the real Statue of David lives. After driving ...
... Florence's more intriguing shops, a perfumery/pharmaceutical shop called Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella. It was established in 1612 and is one of the oldest such shops still in existence. After a couple of wrong turns (Ron's comic relief) and with the weather starting to turn a little damp we finally arrive at our destination.
There is no "store front" per se, just a rather ordinary door which leads you down a ...
... Billy was like a child in a candy store, but we managed to walk out of there with the credit card still intact. Since all the museums were closed in Florence today we decided to take a day trip to Pisa to see the leaning tower. We trained it there and found that the regional trains are far less glamourous than the high speed counterpart we traveled in yesterday... We actually had to travel with ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility