Hotel Villa La Grotta
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... inside other tha the steps to the top. We visited the church nearby and saw the chandelier that inspired Galileo, some great friezes and good church stuff. Next we visited the Baptistry. A lady came in and sang a few notes that echoed so well that she sounded like a choir. We had a quick lemon soda and were driven back to Florence. As we were a little early, our kind driver drove us to Michaelangelo piazza where we ...
... 30 with only a light rain. As advertised the first part was downhill, and first tight right hand corner we had our first crash, well not Leslie or I, but Tammy, one of the other guest went down, from my vantage point just looked like she either leaned into the corner or applied a little to much front break. Whatever it was her front wheel slipped first and down she went. No major damage, and she did make it to the bottom of the hill. The bikes . Wow these are the ...
... and said "enjoy." I decided that I will return there for dinner. He told me he would recommend the most delicious red wine tonight!
When I hear Italian spoken here, it is much softer, quieter and more mumbled than in southern Italy. There is definitely a difference in the people in all aspects. I kind of prefer the crazier southern Italians, so passionate! Reminds me of Mexico very much. Here, northern Italy reminds me of a more ...
... two windows. No fighting over the window seat! The rest of the evening was spent people-watching and relaxing in a little Tuscan rainstorm. Not a bad way to end a day, right? And we didn't even fall asleep to the sound of sirens!
Things I learned today:
- Do they make leather scented air fresheners? I would totally buy one. If you could combine that with the smell of roasting chestnuts, I would probably just hand over the entirety of my ...
... when it began to be rebuilt by the Ricasoli family. The family had been making wines there continuously since 1141. The longest continuous wine making family in history. Bettino Ricasoli was a Baron, scientist and governor in the 1800s and influential in the unification of Italy. The colors of the flag arise from the blood, Red, spilled by all the battles of between the great cities, White represents the peace that was made between the cities and ...