Hotel Villa Liberty
Travel Blogs from Florence
Waking up a little seedy and sweating our bums off due to the heat we packed our bags to prepare for another long and hot day on the coach to Florence. We stopped at the leaning tower of Pisa on the way and took our superman photos under 38 degree heat. Once we finally arrived in Florence and jumped in the pool ASAP with our sexy pool caps on. An Italian man is very strict about the cleanliness of the pool, ...
... wine cellar...it used to be a jail. The grounds were beautiful with great views also. We tried four different kinds of wines and had a pasta dinner with salami, cheese, bruschetta, bread, olive oil with truffles (I.e. Mushrooms) which was all very good. The last wine was a dessert wine which we dunked our biscotti in, it took your breath away at first but then you kinda liked it. It was like a combination of maple syrup and cognac. ...
... Duomo Museum.
Cold but undaunted, we followed Rick Steve's narrated "Renaissance Walk" along the great pedestrian mall, Via de' Calzaiuoli. Here we found many of the same high-end retail shops we see in the states. I found a pair of leg warmers and Rick found gelato. Corona's Cafe' served excellent gelato and I tried my first ever cafe' latte. Loved the ...
... cashmere scarves and ponchos you have ever felt. I did try to haggle a little and I did manage to get 30 euros knocked off the original price of the satchel, so I'm going to call that a bargain.
11am- Religious Experiences
We headed for the Piazza San Giovanni and the Piazza del Duomo. (as it seems, every town in Italy has a Duomo square). Anyway we started with The Baptistery which was the oldest building in ...
... Michelangelo used the story of David and Goliath to symbolism Florence defending and gaining independence from the larger more powerful cities such as Rome and for a short time Florence was the capital. The statue of David does not show him in a pose of victory, rather a calm innocence where even his sling is understated; so much symbolism and meaning in every picture and sculpture makes you want to study history of art. The girls also loved the number ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed