Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... it is pretty remarkable because it looks like a row of houses across the river. I thought it was pretty cool.
We walked back down the hill and headed towards the street markets. Eddy bought a Panini con lampredotto . Lampredotto is the fourth stomach of a cow and is a specialty of Florence. I had a few bites and it was surprisingly alright tasting. They put some green sauce on it and a bit of chilli spices
We wandered around for a little while longer and stumbled ...
... off at the Bargello where we saw Donatello’s David – the first freestanding nude statue sculpted in a thousand years. Later in the afternoon, we saw Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia. It was fun comparing Donatello’s boyish David with Michelangelo’s intimidating David (standing over 17 feet tall and looking quite powerful). We stopped for lunch at the Osteria Vini e Vecchi Sapori, a lovely ...
... and tomato salad. What I wasn't sure about was the fagottini di pasta fresca al gorgonzola. I though I was getting meatballs with a gorgonzola sauce. What I received was twists of pasta filled with apricots - and something else but I don't know what - very interesting combination of flavours.
Then back to the hotel where I really wanted to get online to book in at the Uffizi but a woman was hogging the computer so I'll have to take my chances in the morning.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility