Hotel Il Rifugio
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... 15 minutes up the hill, we had a view of all of Florence! It was so pretty! There was also random statues of men all over the Forte. We took pictures, headed down the hill, and went to dinner at Signorvino. It was the best pasta I have ever had! We all at pasta, and then headed for more gelato. We walked our way back to our hostel, took pictures with the famous "pig" for good luck, and went to bed! We are getting up super early tomorrow! ...
... to be humans struggling to escape from the stone. Michelangelo himself declared that he was just the tool meant to liberate what already existed inside the marble, and you can almost believe him as you view these statues, masterpieces in their own right.
Copies of David are displayed in other parts Florence since this piece seems to epitomize the City and its place in the development ...
... example coins for banking, horseshoes and bellows for the iron workers. Mike liked the horseshoe depiction of course. We continued on to walk through the PIazza Della Signoria, the main civic center of Florence, dominated by the Palazzo Vecchio, a castle-like fortress. We went inside and saw 1500 date frescos. The Medici Family, the rich banking family in Florence had a residence there on the second floor; however, we did not go to ...
... has been abandoned this year,.. due to arguments between the teams about the running of it! ABANDONED! You have to be kidding! Well,.. the combatants staged a protest and still paraded,.. in costume,.. so we saw that,.. but, the footy match,.. she just ain't going to happen in 2014! The bike ride home and another bottle of vino,.. and we are planning tomorrow's excursion on the On / Off Buses to learn more about this incredible city,.. the city of the abandoned football match!!! ...
... Hard not to have a sense of excitement about it with her around saying these things.
Roberta leads us around the main masterpieces of the Uffizi, tells us who commissioned the paintings, where to look in the painting to see the painters /commissioners portraits and the meaning behind the colors and figures..interspersed of course by questions from Raymondo, what kind of wood is this he says pointing to the celling? Roberta did not miss a beat, ...