Hotel Villa Stanley
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... the Medici family, the most significant dynasty in the era of Firenze (Florence). Michael Angelo was sponsored by them, as we found out in the local museum where we were able to see his statue 'David'. Sitting in Macca's now opposite the staton in Florence waiting for our train ...
... the best price and holding, then cancelling bookings, we manage to inadvertently cancel the booking one of our relatives car hire; I image there were tense moments whilst this case of mistaken identity was resolved. Late yesterday afternoon we visited the Gardino di Boboli which is the vast garden on the hill behind Florence. It's a place of reprieve from the heat of the day and many people ...
... leaving early, but everyone else was determined. And I was just so pleased with the day before that it didn't matter.
However, the last time it had snowed in Rome was in 1985. And the one weekend it blizzards, we visit.
One more aspect to make the whole hassle worth it was walking past the Forum and seeing hundreds sledding, snowboarding, even cross country skiing down the adjacent fields. Who else can say they've seen that? Besides maybe Julius Caesar..
... br> By 2:15, we'd crossed the river again, claimed our online-ordered tickets at the Uffizi Gallery, and began our exploration. This started with trying to find the bathroom--in the far reaches of the basement, again like catacombs. Basically, you just followed your nose until you found it. Then, we climbed stairs up to the third floor permanent collection with so many famous paintings that I glazed over (between that and getting up at 6, ...
We arrived in Firenze at about 1.30pm. We found our B&B alright, which was a really cute family run place! We loved it! Then we decided to go exploring, but it was raining and a bit cold. Whilst we were walking around though, it stopped raining which was good, and the sun even came out! We had dinner at a restaurant that we found, and then headed back to our b&b for a quiet night.
The next day we decided to do the museums of Florence. The first museum we did was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center