Hotel Osteria Dell'Orcia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Florence for the day seems like a long way to go, but it is achievable with an early start. And an early start it was, too. Leaving home at just after 5.15, I drove to Ashford for the 0543 to Stratford. Surprisingly busy, even at that time of day. An easy change to the DLR (I had remembered to check the TfL live departures to know that I didn't need to run) and I was at City Airport by 6.45 for a 7.25 flight. It's much easier ...
... I don't know how high it was but we got a really nice view over Florence. I was even able to fit the massive church into a photo! I definitely couldn't do that from the ground. After that we went back to the massive church to have a look inside. Again we had to have our knees and shoulders covered, luckily I had packed a T-shirt and fat pants into my day bag so I could just chuck them on over my clothes. It was massive inside and reminded me of St. Peter's basilica ...
... home in Sun City to wish Gizmo goodby before he died, amazingly, but that trip to Killeen was too much for a 10 year old cat.
What I remember most about the two is their playfulness, how they slept so close to each other, carefully grooming each other, how they raced up and down the stairs and round and round the house playing. Gizmo was especially rambunctious in those days when he was not so old and impaired with arthritis, etc. He used to literally make the circle ...
... the walled city of Lucca which is the only Italian city to never have had it's walls breached. Next we went to a lookout point above Florence (Firenze) and saw views of the city. Our driver was licensed to drive in areas that the public cannot and took us within a few feet of the ...
... it all the sudden started flashing Final Call! So all started sprinting toward the gate and once we got there, there was still a huge line and only priority had gone. It was a free for all getting on the plane, no assigned seats. We were all able to sit with each other though! We landed in Pisa around 10:00 and headed to the one interesting thing there... the leaning tower! That was really all there was to see in Pisa. We planned to stay for around 5 hours but ditched after 2 ...