Residence La Contessina
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Room service
- Microwave in room
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We arrived in Florence on a blustery and off and on rainy day. It had been raining in Rome as well, so there was no escaping it. Ah well; you can't control the weather. We checked into our lodgings for the next three nights, the Hotel River, a beautiful small hotel in a 19th century building. As the name sugests it is ...
... milkshake ended up being strawberry, vanilla and coconut and Jenny's Vanilla was a vanilla chocolate coconut swirl. Still cooled quite nicely though. Once the train platform flashed up on the screen (big screen like at the airport) we started making our way to the platform. It was a good thing too because by the time we got there the train had pulled in and emptied ... turns out it takes a while to walk the train length on the platform. Once onboard we found some very nice ...
... for it. Once we saw it though, we knew it was the one. It looked just like it does in pictures, except it might be leaning more. Nobody wanted to go up in it- because that would be a little sketchy- so we went to the grass on the other side to take the typical "holding the tower up with your hands picture". After the tower, we ate lunch right outside at a pizzeria, and had what else other than, pizza! We then took a train ride back, and once we got back to Florence ...
... tour we got free dinner with API members, which gave me a chance to meet some more girls from the program. After, we went out to a pub with some people and meet up with some girls at an American bar. As we were exploring the next day Sydnee, my roommate, waved to a man siting on this private lawn. He turned to us and invited us in... sounds really creepy and it kind of was. But we went in, it ended up being the oldest boat club in Italy. It was so cool! All the ...
... However we made it to the Museo which is Liam adored but was a little bit over Rachel's head however she & I watched all the video demos and spent our time working out how old things were and what was the oldest in each collection until we came to the medici part where they had the wax models of pregnancy and childbirth, well this was a bit beyond Rachel and her comment (quite loudly) was "That's so disgusting" to which the only other English lady and I in the room ...