Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio
Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... a leather purse (or two...). So many to choose from... After some shopping, we had our second good luck of the day by finding that fabulous gelato place again... Delicious!, Then, our third good luck of the day, we stopped by the Accademia and waited in line only 10 minutes to get inside. The museum has some other pieces of art, including some unfinished Michelangelo statues, but is most famous for David. David stands in a pedestal, under a dome, at the end of a ...
... these amazing talented people are also good ppl, this is not always the case! To be punched in the head that many times, you are pissin some ppl off! Anyway, we made it to Santa Croce , the church of Michelangelo's final resting place. . . Only to find it closed for mass! Open to the general public @ 2pm! Well, this just wouldn't do, we walked all this way. So . . Off to mass we went (much to J's disgust). There we found the tomb of Michelangelo as you will see in the ...
... car) up to the top of the hill to the sweet little town of Montecatini Alto. The funicular takes us 1055 metres up the steep slope which reaches a maximum slope of 38.5%! The views at the top of the hill are stunning and Ronald shows us around having already spent a few days here - a small church and a large square with restaurants and outdoor cafes. After our trip back down the hill and lunch at a flash little bistro, we're off to ...
... by 9 AM and it really paid off because after 10 AM guided groups, started appearing. They don't really bother me, because people were pretty quiet in the courtyard. Just the cloister courtyard with its frescoes is worth the experience. You can take pictures in the courtyard but not inside with the paintings.
Then I entered the former hospice which is a room filled with Fra Angelico's paintings. Just amazing subdivided panels to ...
... recall them all now, but we did visit the Piazza San Spirito, Piazza Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Church of the Annunziata, and a few markets!
Had delicious gelato (mine was a dark chocolate/chili flavor that made my eyes water, but it was cold, creamy, rich and tasty to the last bite), walked more and window shopped, then back home for a homemade meal tonight....everyone is tired :)
Tomorrow more italian flavor!
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