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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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With temperatures reaching 32 degrees, we certainly were under the Tuscan Sun. It was a relatively short trip to Florence from Rome and we arrived at about 11am after a lookout stop taking in the panoramic views over Florence. We were then taken on a walking tour of the Piazza della Signoria, an L shaped square, where we saw The Palazzo Vecchio which overlooks the copy of Michelangelo's David Statue. This was very impressive and as an added bonus there was a parade with flag throwing. ...
... Caravaggio, Titian, Michelangelo, and has a roomful of Botticellis, including the "Birth of Venus." The core of the items in the museum are gifts from the Medici family (more about them later). The Gallery also has an amazing number of statues. This palace which was built in 1560 for Cosmo I de' Medici to house Government offices. Over time the top floor became an exhibition hall the family collected.
The Medici family rose to ...
On our last full-day in Florence, we decided to visit the Palatine Gallery in the Palazzo Pitti, the former domain of the Medici clan; and then walk through the vast Boboli Gardens that lie directly behind the palazzo. Since we've struggled with the afternoon heat the last few days, we wanted to tour the gardens before noon, so we hiked across the Ponte Vecchio and arrived at the palace by 10:00.
The rough exterior of the enormous Pitti Palace, which is ...
... stall somewhere and selling them on. I could make a fortune. Such beautiful colours, designs and materials, predominatly silk. We visited the magnificent Villa Melzi Gardens and enjoyed the plants in all their spring finery. Rhodadendrons, azaleas all so colourful. Across the lake they were in such profusion that we were able to see them from where we were.
On Easter Sunday we caught the fast hydrofoil to Como. Everyone else in Italy had ...
... half the other people on our train. We were able to get another connection... However there was a misunderstanding and we missed that train as well. So we got another train to Florence. During our layover we grabbed some food at the Burger King in the station. Thankfully our trip to Florence from Milan was only an hour. Once we got to Florence we went straight to our hostel to check in and ...