Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
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So we arrived at our gorgeous apartment in Florence last night, the building is 16th century and 'our place' is huge! Lovely timber bench tops in the kitchen, spa bath, chandelier in the bedroom, french doors and windows, a fire place - not that we need it, it's 35 degrees here.
After settling in we were off to dinner a very short ...
... Josh and I continued with the Jones’ to Santa Croce and our shoppers went to work in the leather markets of San Lorenzo. That can only end one way – with purchases that will be hard to fit into the car when I pack it tomorrow. But so it is! Our team makes it to Santa Croce (more leather) and we decide to have a look at Michaelangelo's tomb under Santa Croce, but it is closed (Italian time – back again at 2.30) We bid ...
... found a little Florence bar that sold hamburgers which we all enjoyed! Because of the heat they have mist jets sprying cool water on you while you eat - the kids loved that!
Then a bit of shopping and exploring through the streets of Florence! That's when we stumbled upon the Pinnochio store & learnt that pinocchio originated in Florence along with the Italian Language!
From there a quick walk over the Ponte Vecchio a ...
City girl's voyage into the country, take two! When I read that excursion would be to an organic farm I pictured rolling hills full of organically grown produce with farm animals frolicking in pastures. So naturally I was surprised when we pulled up to what appeared to be a supermarket of some sort with a factory next door. Obviously I did not follow through with my "do some research on a city before you visit it" plan.
Il Fortato dal Mugello is an organic farm where 65 ...
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Gelato was definitely on the top things to do in this town as this was where the famous desert was created. It was the most expensive gelato we had seen so far in our travels but that was not going to stop us indulging. The girls had already picked out the exact gelataria that they wanted to visit, we just had to back track to the right street. Our icecream was wonderful though the service was interesting, luckily we ...