Hotel Il Cigno
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- Continental Breakfast
- Pets allowed
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Finally arrived in Florence!!! When we got to the airport, the ISI staff was waiting for us to take us to their apartments! Shelby, Danielle, and Natalie didn't get their luggage so we had to wait in the lost and found line literally forever. But, we finally found Caterina and Serena (the ISI ladies) and they put us in taxis to take us to our apartments! We lucked out and ...
... Riomaggiore. Our driver dropped us off at the 2nd village (Manarola) and we had all intentions of walking the Via D'Amore (pathway of love) to Riomaggiore for a pre-arranged lunch. We took in the panoramic views of Manarola and learned there had recently been a rock slide, temporarily closing the Via D'Amore. I was slightly disappointed, but all the intense walking trails and steps seemed to look just like the pictures I had seen of ...
... quite amazed at its sprawling stature in the city. It set perched high above the other buildings towering over the narrow streets below. Food was calling and we stopped at a small outdoor Pizzeria (everything is a pizzeria in Florence). Another bottle of vino and pasta put us in a food coma and ready for sleep.
We woke up this morning eager to start the day ahead. Amanda plugged her hair dryer in the outlet back in St. Moritz and it ...
... stairs! But the views at the top were amazing. My favorite picture was probably the one of several of the bridges all lined up beginning with Ponte Vecchio. I also took some great 180 degree panoramic photos. It wasn't too crowded when I first got there but then several tour buses arrived and it was crazy.
So I headed up even further to San Miniato al Monte, an early 11th century church named after a Christian martyr. The story is that after he was ...
... so great about it but had it explained that it survived being bombed by Hitler and the great floods because of the way it was built. From there we walked to several piazzas and had the history of the statues and how Florence differed from Rome.
The tour then finished at the Museum that houses the Statue of David. The real one is truly magnificent and you can see veins, fingernails, an impressive 6 pack and muscles. ...