Hotel La Collegiata
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... Michelangelo, which is on the top of a hill and overlooks the entirety of Florence across the river. My God, was it beautiful. Not only could we see the whole city, but also tumbling Tuscan hills with Cyprus trees and an old city wall unrolling into the distance. Not a bad couple of hours to spend in the afternoon. The hike up to Piazzale Michelangelo was strenuous, so we took our time coming back down the hill and across the river on our way to Santa Croce, a cathedral that houses ...
... in the process of trying to get at our clothes sooner, we may have accidentally run them through a second cycle, without spin, leaving us with a very soggy pile of laundry after a couple of hours. We wrung the clothing out on our little terrace and hung them on a drying rack where we hoped we'd get sun later that afternoon, then had the relatively light lunch we'd purchased yesterday in anticipation of a big dinner tonight. The fresh fruit and packaged toast ...
... of David was all about, since it was free. When we arrived at the museum we thought it would be much bigger, however it is a small museum with musical instruments, statue heads, and paintings. As we made our way around the corner we got our first glance of the supposedly amazing David who marks the defense of civil liberties in Florence. If you ever visit Florence I think you can get by without seeing the real one being as though there are three fake David's scattered around ...
... cute plumper women. Kevin asked her how much she would charge us to wine taste (nothing is ever free in Italy). She informed us that it was 5 euro or free if we ended up buying something. So of course we were like sure sounds good! We thought we would try like 3 types….No we tried like 9! We tried four white and 5 red. This was my first wine tasting experience and it was amazing. The lady knew ...
... Originally there were 72 built by families to show their power and wealth (honestly tall towers to show your power and wealth… seems kind of obvious… ;)). Now there are only 13 towers left standing (I think it’s 13!). Anyway, the village is beautiful.
When you get off the bus you enter the city gates and walk up a nice main street with lots of shops… wine, chocolate, bakeries, leather ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services