Grand Hotel Villa Cora
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So I don't think I cooked the chicken well enough yesterday because today I woke up with some food poisoning :/ I tried going to my first class, but left 45 minutes into it. I ended up sleeping for another 5 hours and friend to go to my next class. I felt much better after sleeping ...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Craig and Phil woke up early and did their long walk again this morning. Di and I slept in – back still tricky. We hung around, they packed and eventually we left for Florence, taking Phil & Di to the Railway Station as they are going to Milan for the last part of their trip. We had coffee together and then said goodbye – it was lovely having them here.
Craig and I then stepped out for another look ...
... to marble statues and paintings. Next we went to the Medici museum, which had a lot of paintings on the walls and beautifully painted rooms and ceilings. One room was dedicated to the birth of Venus and had a beautiful painting of her coming out of a shell with her long hair. In between the walks to these museums we stopped ...
Miles walked: about 3.5
Times up and down apartment stairs: 4
Purchases: 3 (includes the pizza)
I decided to make a daily note of the things above because, 1) everything is so much closer here in Florence that I was afraid I wouldn't get all the walking in that I would like; 2) on my first full day here I went up and down the incredibly steep stairs to my apartment more times than I needed to; and 3) the shopping here is amazing and I'm afraid ...
... to us but when we found it, it was closed. So we got one near our hotel, and also grabbed some cold drinks and went back to relax on our balcony with the view. The rest of the afternoon was a relaxing one. We made the most of our little balcony. We spent some time booking accommodation in Rome, and then I went and got some laundry done. Neither of us had the energy to do much else tonight. We are happy with how much of Florence ...