Fattoria di Colleoli
- Swimming pool
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... more, nearly every day! After lunch on Sunday, we walked to the top of the hill above Piazzale Michelangelo to San Salvatore, with a memorable black-clad crucified Christ (volto santo), and then to the magnificent San Miniato, with a stunning green and white marble Romanesque facade, which was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. The floor of the nave has inlaid marble signs of the zodiac, and there's a Michelozzo Renaissance Chapel, Gaddi altar-piece and the roof vaults ...
... more glasses of wine sitting out at a street table watching the world go by.
Thursday 14th August 2014
Up early to beat the crowds at Duomo. Wrong. The line is 100 metres long 30 minutes before opening so we are reminded of the advice given to us by Antonella, the hotel receptionist, that the beauty of the Duomo is on the outside, not much to see inside. It truly is breathtakingly beautiful on the outside. Next we catch the ...
... of people listening to a pipe band and official looking men talk. We didn't stay and watch but instead used this time to get passed all the crowds to get to the Uffizi art Museum. This turned out to be great idea as when we arrived we walked straight in. No queues at all!! The Uffizi is the main Museum in Florence and is one of the most famous in Europe. We walked thru the many levels ...
... by the corner of of the bridges bade us welcome. Out of their available flavours, I chose the Ricotta & Pear, Jenessa picked the Tiramisu. Unfortunately, we discovered later that the Tiramisu was instead, a mousse, which we thought a bit misleading coming from a gelateria. Thankfully, my weird choice of flavour was a smash hit, the sweetness of the pear balancing the creaminess of the cheese.
We also swung by a market place (not the fresh food kind u fortunately, more ...
... but to fantasize about how this whole creepy scene would be made perfect by something a little more Bach. I am some kind of sorcerer, as to my great surprise and delight my whimsy came into actuality - the strains of Toccata and Fugue in D minor began playing! Ah, bliss! Never has that piece of music seen a more appropriate venue, and to by happenstance be passing by and wander it to hear it played with the full truth and breath of a Florentine church ...