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Another great walk in the morning, these hills are challenging. Then off to Radda, for a somewhat disappointing lunch, our first let down on meals. We visited a vineyard after and the owner gave us a good tip about the mid evil city of Vertine. Built in 970, it is small and charming. It was raining a bit but turned into a beautiful day. We had a coffee and went on to ...
... style, size etc. There are some pretty incredible figures which used to be on the cathedral itself, but were moved for safekeeping or various other reasons. They also had a perfect model of the dome carved out of wood as well as an exhibit of the tools and method used to construct it. Ever since climbing it 4 years ago, I've had a soft spot for Brunelleschi's most famous accomplishment. But it was cool to learn more about it! However, I must admit my favorite piece was ...
... to be quite wealthy and a good cook. He lived in a crazy huge house up in the hills of Florence. We went out a few times with him and his friends and were shown where the locals go. One of his friends owned a restaurant, Il Vecchio e il Mare, which was some of the best food EVER! It was nice to experience a city with someone who lives there.
Well on to Rome!!! I hope that everyone is doing well and know that I miss you ...
... collection out, and there was a cool traveling exhibit there too. We were really worried that we wouldn't be able to see Galileo's finger. As we were looking through the one tiny room of the permanent collection we stumbled across his finger one the bottom row of one of the cases. The funniest thing was that it was housed in what basically looked like a reliquary. They also had two of Galileo's telescopes there. It ...
We made it through the night. The morning started with bright sunshine and warm temps. We ate a quick breakfast and headed out to Radda in Chianti which is about 10 minutes away. This little town came to be in 1415 and has retained one side of its towns walls. We then decided to drive to Gaiole in Chianti this village is a mainly modern holiday resort in a small valley surrounded by vineyards. From there we proceeded to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool