Hotel Il Cigno
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- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
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... home to merchants selling all sorts of tourist **** off of foldout tables and blankets on the ground. Damn those tourists. Dinner was however lovely. Sarah invited a couple of her friends, Ronya and Guiseppe and their son, Gerard, who was 14 years of age, I think. Ronya and Guiseppe were a lovely couple, especially Ronya whose English was pretty good so she did most of the talking. Phil and I tried to help Gerard with his English by teaching him some commonly used Australian ...
We decided not to back to Rome, but to drive to our favourite city Florence, it was a few hours drive, but we saw Tuscany at its finest. The Crops were growing, the sky was blue, the sun was shining.
We went to Michaelangelo Mount, we you get a fantastic view of old Florence, had a picnic, then drove into Florence. We went back to the Cafe they went to every day on ...
... the art treasures in the Uffizi Gallery. Built by the Medicis, the building itself is enormous and sumptuous. The artwork was so numerous that we found ourselves lingering in the occasional rooms with functioning air conditioning, or by open windows. We saw a painting by Michelangelo, several by da Vinci, and many other paintings and sculptures. Our guide, Cynthia, had scads of factoids and observations, but our audio equipment was less ...
At about 2.30pm we were dropped off at our hotel. We immediately went for a swim at the Hotel Pool and it was lovely. It was a deep pool and not many guests were using it. After 45 minutes and tossing Jackie into the Pool with a towel around her, we went back to our room for a bit of relaxation and diary catch-up.
At 6.15pm we went to an organised dinner at a location in the earlier mentioned ...
... Day three was for sightseeing. Florence is easily navigated (with a good map) and provided us with Michelangelo park, the highest point in Florence, and of course "the David". One of our favourite Florence moments was stumbling onto one of the oldest family run restaurants in Florence, open since 1922. Four generations hustled around this spot all together to serve patrons, with an adorable kiss blowing grandmother that reminded us ...