Hotel Il Rifugio
Travel Blogs from Quarrata
... language and time of the fascists. The couple from Orpington who i chatted with late into the roman night. The security guard whom I taught to say 'on top' properly. Italians on the whole are friendly and polite, you just need to let them know what you need. As one of the guides said, at a crossing, you need to make your intention to cross clear Otherwise a driver thinks 'hey, this guy just enjoys watching the ...
In any case, we walked through several rooms filled with ivory, relics from the Medici family, i.e. old silverware, plates, bowls, rugs, etc. etc. Crosses with Jesus on them carved from stone, ivory, and lopus lucy. Let me just say, Keith was about to wet his pants. If anyone knows Keith, he loves oriental relics and antiquities.
After about an hour of drooling we ventured out into the garden. Oh my, this garden was massive. I thought ...
After Venice, we made our way to Florence where we had quite the good time! We spent one day exploring museums such as Academia where we saw the statue of David (who is actually much bigger than you would think), and the Uffizi gallery, where we saw works of art by artists such as Boticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Michelangelo. We also spent a good amount of time eating our favorite gelato at a ...
... both near the Uffizi Gallery, which we hope to see tomorrow. In all of the piazzas, there are people listening to a variety of music, eating, interacting with street vendors, waiting in lines for museums or food. We then walked to the Arno River and proceeded through the gold and silver shops on Ponte Vechio. The sun had just set, but there was still some color in the sky as we walked back and bought some gelato on our Santa Maria Novella Piazza.
... be free-spirited and don't want to tie myself to one thing. Nonetheless, I ultimately want to follow this dream and this is where I know I would invest my heart because I firmly believe it is such a worthy contribution to society.
I hope all is well at home! I'm excited to see you all over the holidays. Until next time! Buon Proseguimento (An Italian saying that doesn't really have an English translation but generally means: I wish you well in all that is to come)!
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking