Fattoria di Colleoli
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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... closed earlier this week. They are still closed due to storm damage. We tossed up whether to,see the palace rooms or the Medici treasury collection. In the end we opted for the Medicis. This collection is made up of an array of many, many reliquaries (many of which contain bones etc. of saints), jewellery, porcelain, gold and silver tableware and many other decorative items. The room ceilings and walls were very ornate and painted with many scenes. ...
... a little scary looking. We then found our way through the actual museum and out to the gardens. The landscaping around the gardens is very beautiful. Santa Croce is actually a very large complex. We went back for a quick rest before heading out to the Medici Riccardi Palace next to where we were staying at the Hotel Casci. Apparently our hotel was at one point part of the palace. This is a very small but interesting palace to walk ...
... down to Ponte S Trinita Bridge,along the Arno River to Piazza della Signoria, the location of Palazzo Vecchio, once the home of the Medici family. The palace is beautiful inside with its coffered, gilded ceilings and magnificant Grand Hall. Be sure to see the square at night with all the statues lit.
... Woohooo, it's only taken me about an hour, of what should probably be a 20min drive (if I knew the way, or had a GPS), but at least I'm here...and yes they have a room!!
So I check in, shower and head out to explore Florence. By now its 8pm and I know tonight is the Festival of San Lorenzo, so I head straight to the piazza of the same name, in time to hear the orchestra. Walking through Florence the streets meander but are much wider than Rome, but I ...
... espresso or cappuccino, accompanied by a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit and pastries, assorted Italian cheeses and cold cuts, and various hot dishes ... with a stomach full of food, do you know how difficult it is to remain alert at a ten-hour meeting, when all the blood has been diverted from your brain to your belly to digest all of that?
And sure, the idea of a hotel happy hour after a long day of work with unlimited prosecco, and red or white wine ...