Residence La Contessina
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Room service
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... on my phone and put some ******** together in case she tried to collect it. But thankfully she did not mention anything about the paper, so I was so relieved.
After class, I walked with Kevin and Lou the wrong direction to our next classes in the same building, but we still made it early. Then during Italian class, we learned about professions and studied numbers again. After, Dan and I left and talked until everyone else came out of ...
Sept 5/Friday -
Today we visited the Ufizi Museum with the Mellis's. Had a coffees on top of the museum over looking the Duomo. Cool! Then off to the BEST panini shop in Florence, All'antico Vinaio. Holy Cow, what a panini! We then went to the Piti Palace. Catherine deMedici could live! What a place. Then off to Ponte Vechio and cooking class. So much to do in Florence, ...
... 35 degrees or more - it was really hot. So we took the photos and got straight back onto the air conditioned bus. We then got dropped off opposite the central library of Firenze, and walked through the streets to the piazza de Croce. It has a massive church built by the Franciscans and added to by lots of other denominations, notably the Jews as they added the Star of David to the facade. We wandered the streets for a while and got lunch in a tiny cafe with a multi- ...
... to the city. And they do have some amazing pieces. One thing I learned from all of our time in art museums here is that I really like 12-13th century pieces with a Byzantine influence (for non-art folk, those are the ones with lots of gold in the background), i.e. Giotto, Fra' Angelico. Violet disagrees with me on this, but, well, there were plenty of other paintings for her to enjoy. Lippi's "Madonna and Child" was phenomenal. Works ...
... go and did a final dance in the square. Now we are ready to leave Venice.
We left our apartment at 10:30AM and rolled our bags to the Vaporetto, which we took to the train station. We easily booked a direct train to Florence and called our host in Florence to see if we could arrive early. He (Cesare) has been wonderful all along and quickly ...