Hotel Villa Azalee
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Especially the statues and the sandwiches, which is basically all of what my day consisted of. I never have classes on Fridays, and neither do my roommates, so we always have the day to either start our weekend excursions or just be a tourist around Florence! Today, we chose the latter.
I've mentioned before that I really haven't been eating out too much (I know, it's kind of a shocker to me, too), ...
... tipple. In the evening, we went to a nearby family owned restaurant in the hills where the owner chef gave a cooking demonstration of risotto and a beautiful grape dessert. Dinner ended up being about 6 courses and the wine continued to flow all night. Very good chianti! Lots of singing on the coach on the way back to the hotel. Another great day. Heading to Roma ...
After leaving the waterways behind we headed to the heart of the Renaissance movement in beautiful Florence. Who wouldn't fall in love with this city located on the river Arno with its beautiful museums, Duomo and plazas including one named after me Piazza Pitti. The city most famous piece of artwork is the Michelangelo statue David in the Galleria dell'Accademia that the crowds flock too. The Duomo is such an overpowering monument that can be seen from ...
created with his hands.
I employed Sylvia’s recommendations at lunchtime when I
wandered just outside the city center to the Piazza della Passera, a miniature
and smartly hidden opening behind a series of white buildings. Here I stepped
up into Il Magazzino (translation: The Warehouse), as I was told to do.
Immediately the vibe was unlike a standard restaurant a traveler would expect
to find inside the ...
Florence definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the cradle of the Renaissance. We've enjoyed a mix of sightseeing, shopping and chilling out....even spent the afternoon at a local pool getting a start on the Eurotans.
There is so much beauty and history it's just impossible to take it all ...