No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Castellina In Chianti
We got up at 7 am, a far cry from our leisurely pace of 8:30 or 9 to head to Florence to return the car to the rental place and then take a taxi to the train station. Our trusty Italian GPS, Walt's driving and Monte's looking at the map to make sure the GPS was on target, got us to Florence in an hour. There was some rush hour traffic, but we had no problem turning in the car and hailing a taxi to the train station. We headed ...
... the ridiculous line for climbing to the top of the dome. It was very informative and gave us access to the terrace area outside the roof of the cathedral. The highlight though was the unobstructed 360 degree view of Florence and the surrounding hill towns of Tuscany from the top of the dome (463 steps later). After a quick lunch, we visited Santa Croce Church, with the tombs of some famous Florentines: Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Rossini and Galileo. Speaking of Galileo, ...
Robert sent the morning on the computer while I slept in. That really helped me recover substantially in preparation for lunch, beer, gelato - the usual! The Ponte Vecchio was spectacular, as was the view from Michelangelo Piazza, reached via a delightful walk. Lovely dinner by the River ...
... fresh bread, produce, meats and cheeses couldn't be better!
After cooking a family meal for the 9 of us, we went out to one of the nightclubs that we missed in the pub crawl the night before, Space. It was very fun, but very expensive. Inside, you were given a punch card for drinks, and then paid at the end of the night. If you lost your card, you had to pay 50 Euros.
... at the gelato festival, which ends today, and possibly checking out the Boboli Gardens before we meet a classmate for dinner around 7:00.
We will continue to update you when we can. If the internet issue at our apartment is resolved in the near future, it will be much easier to update you regularly! We also look forward to having a home internet connection to Skype soon and "show you" around our apartment! Take care and until next time,
Rebecca and Ilya
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking