- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... br> On Friday we headed out early and drove the coastal highway to Rome. It was an easy drive and we stopped at the coastal town of Orbetello. It was set on a peninsula in between to lagoons. Using trip advisor we made our way to a restaurant for lunch that happened to be part of a very exclusive resort. It was set on a cliff side and a quick google search told me the hotel was very luxurious, and also about $700 EU per night. Unfortunately by the time we realized ...
... It has a very eclectic collection, from frescoes and statues, to door knobs and rugs, collected over centuries from all over the world. We were about the only visitors, which made it even better! From there we headed to the Uffizzi which has a huge collection of art started by Francis de Medici - it is a world famous gallery and we have been wanting to visit it for sometime. The are rooms dedicated to Botticelli's work (Garth loved the Birth of Venus ...
... adventurous looking back it was actually quite scary and stressful - there were serious risks involved in walking around in the dark and at times we felt quite vulnerable. Given it was only 2.2km or a 5 minute car drive, the fact that it took us 80 minutes shows how far we had gone off track to avoid getting run over. I now also know that they have snakes in Italy, thankfully I didn't know that when I was ducking in the shrubs. A memorable birthday for sure:-)
The breakfast at Hotel Sole was great. This was an Italian pastry and cake bonanza. They also had some small sandwiches of tomato and cheese and meat and cheese. We did not touch those. Homemade Italian cookies filled with jams and chocolate were also there. Carol focused on the homemade donuts stuffed with vanilla custard and nutella chocolate. They were quite good, but I really enjoyed the chocolate cake that was infused with Frangelico. Just heavenly and good enough ...
... to eat and visit the Duomo in all it's glory. It is unlike any other church with the beautiful designs all over it, and it dominates the Piazza. We then make our way over to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. It really is something to behold. It is one of the oldest bridges in Italy which hasn't been destroyed by war. The colours are spectacular in the afternoon light and there are people everywhere! As we walk up towards it from the right hand side I can see a woman closing her ...