Hotel Villa Azalee
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... great in recommending places to eat which are out of the main tourist areas with their overpriced restaurants.
Our first afternoon began with lunch at the market (Mercato Centrale) and then finding our way around and making plans for the next two days. Late afternoon we climbed the hill to Piazzale Michelangelo to watch the sunset over the city.
We had read that in the busy season people have been known to queue ...
... Ponte Vecchio, a squiz at the Duomo and on to the Galleria dell'Accademia. A bit of mucking around to get our pre-paid tickets and finding the right line, then in. Somehow Bronte knew where to go; she made a bee-line for the Statue of David. He is one good looking dude! Seriously, you take away the hair-do, or the little penis and he is incredibly lifelike. And the statue has a pressence. It effortlessly asserts itself above the throng. People come before David ...
... in the 14th-century. On display in several of the semi-circular niches in the exterior walls of this unique church are various statues by some notable sculptors, including Donatello and Brunelleschi. The interior of the church, with its twin-naves made necessary by the configuration of the former granary, is embellished with an ornate, Gothic tabernacle displaying the Madonna delle Grazie, a work by Bernardo Daddi, circa 1350, as its centerpiece.
... and family in America consists of FaceTime, Skype, and iMessage - If you want to dial out on Jenny (Italian Cellphone) don't even think about it because once you figure out how to dial out it will cost $25 a minute
99) Parks go for miles and miles in Italy - It could be it's own little town and would be comparable to the size of Central Park in NYC
100) Italy is an unexplainable and beautiful place - It will change your life forever so be prepared and up for ...
... The winemaker has been in the industry for 29 years and was extremely passionate and proud of his vineyard. We then stopped in a wee village in Siena called Castellina which was very beautiful and filled with gorgeous gift shops, Enoteca's and Geletarias with amazing panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. Again a lot of history and many beautiful quaint buildings, cobbled streets and lane ways filled with potted colour and jasmine.Our next stop ...