Hotel Il Rifugio
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... night in was in store after a big lunch and being exhausted from walking so take away pizza and a movie in our room was the plan. Man if only take away pizza was that good back home. I think I have ruined pizza now for the rest of my life, my god its just too good here!
We were pressing onwards to make it to Cinque Terra, but had a few breaks from the toll highway and a small detour to see the coastal town Porto Fino. In the future and with more time Dad and ...
We farewell Florence and return to Rome for our last night in Italy. Siena is our stop for lunch and a look around this interesting town. Celebrations were held the night before for a horse race that won raced in July. The Palleo horse race has been a tradition for 100's of years, we even got to see the winning horse. The focus of this race is for horse and rider to complete 7 circuits of the town square, and regardless if the ...
... We got our Firenze pass validated at the bookstore and headed for the Palantina Galleria. The beginning of the gallery was an exhibition from an artist who painted many nature scenes which was very different than other art we had seen in Florence. You then are led to the actual gallery which also includes some of the private apartments of the Medici family. Its incredible how every inch (except for the floor) is decorated. There were some beautiful ...
... with pepper but all traditionally italian. Then next door to a patisserie where more cantuccini was served up. This time some with orange zest, some with hazelnut but all tasting great. After this we drifted along to the Forno or bakery where they served up some focaccia style bread, called schiacciata, with stachino (soft cheese) and tomato. My goodness it tasted great. Next stop was the markets where we tried some panino con bollito which ...
... may have heard of some of them: Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, etc. A regular feast of deceased notables.
In the end, Florence was simply wonderful. We quickly settled into a rhythm of the Italian café (espresso or macchiato) standing up – sometimes with a pastry. Then we would hit our sightseeing items for the day before the heat of the afternoon. Lunch was usually driven by randomly picking a quiet café or ...