Park Hotel Ripaverde
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Borgo San Lorenzo
... sculptures over the tombs of two of the Medicis were stunning. The dome was also designed by Michelangelo and is reminiscent of the duomo. There was a young worker who asked if she could provide us with a "tour" in English. She gave us a short history and description of the statues. It turns out we were her first tour in English. We both thought that she did very well. Very sweet young girl! We left the Medici chapel and decided we were very glad we went as this ...
... we spoke english. He spoke english decently but knew his wife could communicate better so he took us around the back and into their kitchen. A very sweet german lady explained to us that the place wasn't heated during the winter because it's low season and they don't get many people. So, they tried to find us another place to stay. Long story short, they looked up and called many places that all were either shut down or away for the season. We had no where else to stay..
Today is our last full day in Florence. Tomorrow we head off in the train to Rome for 4 days. Weather on our trip so far (nearly a week into our adventure) has been superb - a little too warm for Scott sometimes (he blames it on his thyroid).
Sunday morning was spent visiting Accademia to view Michelangelo's "David" (and other sculptures). This is truly a magnificent work, larger than life size at about 5 metres high. It is ...
... Arriving in Florence we stopped and tried to find an information booth but none opened ...as we walked out of the station I saw 2 Jehovah's Witness ..how did I know .? They where holding up the watch tower magazine ....so I approached them asking if they new of any accommodation available ..they tried to give us directions to a place outside of Florence ..but we decided it was to ...
... apparently is the piazza for leather. I found a great one which I really liked and best of all I get my tax back so it dropped the price (typical Scrooge of me) so I splashed out and bought it. Its my mother's day present, a proper italian leather handbag. I think Geoff and Liam thought if they bought me a handbag that would stop any need for shopping for the whole rest of the trip but I think Rachel and I can still fit some in...