La Locanda del Castello
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- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from San Giovanni d'Asso
... met up with our tour guide, Antonella, who has the equivalent of a master's degree in art history. She walked us around a bit before taking us into the Uffizi, which has a very impressive collection of Renaissance art treasures. Her tour was excellent. She was informative, knowledgeable, animated and passionate about her subject matter. We were taken to the highlights of the museum which included important works by Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and ...
... Even though we have "skip to the front of the line" tickets, we wait 10 minutes to be let in. Antonella gives us a bit of history about Michelangelo before we see David, then we discuss the work from various angles. It is a wonderful sculpture. So is the surrounding artwork although we only stop at a few pieces. We head outside and aim ourselves to the Duomo. This is also where the cycling races are being held, ...
... had bought the ticket which also took us into the Crypt which was only discovered during excavations in 2003. There are portions of frescoes which has never been seen before in a huge area below the cathedral. It went down a long way and looked as though the present day Cathedral had been built on top of an old romanesque church. We then did the Baptistry which has beautiful bronze panels by Ghiberti and Donatello. Lunch came next in ...
... empty Irish pub. The decorations were up, but the Irish were not. A few people trickled in, but it wasn't what we are used to. After one beer we decided to step back out into Italy and hit some museums since we were leaving the next day. We popped our last bottle of Prosecco as we Skyped with Matt and Victoria before our final dinner. I helped mom get to her cab and we hugged goodbye at 4:30am. She was heading to Portugal and we jumped on the train to France. Next stop, ...
... the owner, has a big 4 wheel truck that she didn't believe he could have afforded it on a $2 Costa Rican wage. In fact the bank actually owns his truck and he makes monthly payments for it. So no he can't afford it on this wage nor is he using the money from the sanctuary to buy such luxuries. This truck is not only for personal use but is used to help the sanctuary with day to day tasks. I also happen to know that Jeff, another grandson, is on a $2 wage and ...