Park Hotel Ripaverde
Travel Blogs from Borgo San Lorenzo
... it's most famous alum..Galileo Galilei. We returned to Florence at at out 8pm and we were dropped off near the train station. A busy intersection, where the boys spotted MacDonalds. So we went in for them to have a burger as i think they were going through burger withdrawal. They have been ok with food on this trip...pizza and pasta are the favourite, and they have tried a few new things. Another 45 minute walk home and we were all a bit tired and grumpy....ok..well maybe just me ...
... housekeeping called the 2nd time wanting to know when they could come clean the room, we decided it was time to get up and hit the beautiful city of Florence to explore and see what all the fuss was about. We left our hotel and began walking with the intent to explore the streets of Florence. To me, during the day areas of Florence look rundown, and a bit insignificant but at night, it lights up and the culture comes to life and ...
... have tickets to get in. But wait, 'no madam, you must now line up at Line 1 to get into the Gallery'. Eventually we did get into the Gallery and spent over an hour gazing at the paintings by Botticelli, Di Vinci, Michelangelo, Tintoretto, Toscani and many others. It was then time for some souvenir shopping, mainly jewellery and leather goods today before meandering home for a short rest before dinner at one of the many restaurants around the Ponte ...
... to make my diet decisions on my own. During my first year of college at the University of South Carolina, I was required to purchase the school meal plan. This limited my food options, because I was only able to eat what was offered in the school dining hall. They usually only offered one meat dish that was served with a different type of grain and vegetable each day. Nothing was fresh and all the food was packaged. I also had the daily ...
... contribute and be truly great.
But beyond that, in this city where the mortal remains of so many notable figures to whom we attribute almost mythical status lay, I was also reminded of the power of the individual to contribute to greater good through their life's endeavours and in doing so, to shape the future for generations they will never know.
With these thoughts in mind, I wound my way back to Piazza Santa Croce feeling quite euphoric. I parked myself at ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility