Villa dei Bosconi
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Concierge desk
- Family rooms
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First a quick word on Wednesday evening's dinner. Mary had been trying to remember an outside restaurant we went to on one of our trips here where she had had a really good risotto. We knew it was on the way to the train station, where we've spent quite a bit of time, but try as we might we just could not find the place. Then one day we took a different route to the station and lo and behold we found it. It's a place called JK and it indeed is in the Santa Maria Novella Piazza but ...
... peaceful inside, though you do have to pay for this one. I came here when I was in Italy 12 years before and I had a memory of this church being free to enter but crowded, it was not like that at all on this trip. Santa Croce is massive. Tombs and monuments line the aisles of the nave. Among the famous people buried (or memorialized here) are Michelangelo, Dante, Machiavellei, Galileo, and Rossini. The front sanctuary has multiple chapels ...
... visit all of the "must sees" on our list. In the morning we've been visiting the market. Our favorite is the one where the locals shop in Sant'Ambrogio. The smells, colors, and variety is amazing! My mom and Milla handle the veggies outside and Sasha and I take a trip inside for meat and cheese. When we need a few other staples (water, paper towels, etc.), Sasha and I walk a few blocks to the modern grocery store. A few of our favorites so far are the sweet, juicy peaches and ...
... to camp and explore, before heading to Florence the following day. Like the majority of our drives in Italy thus far, getting to Fiesole was not an easy task. I thought Damon might lose it as we navigated the tiny, inclined, and walled streets of the town. We finally made it to the campsite where we found the guys and headed out for a hike to where Da Vinci tested his flying machine. Armed with a map we headed out for our ...
... then more walking around Florence.
Day 3 - Tuesday. This morning we walked again, and found another beautiful Cathedral. We are amazed at the numbers and magnificence of them. Again it was several hundred years old, and featured amazing sculptures, paintings and stained glass windows. Then we had a look at The Duomo, extremely impressive on a monumental scale, walls, floors, ceilings and artefacts. Then for a 2 hour bus ride around Firenze (Florence) in ...