Park Hotel Ripaverde
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... a few cafés and bars along the way. Nate has declared a place here the best gelato of the trip so far - it was our first gelato when we arrived (and Nate unknowingly ordered the 8 euro size) and we had to go back for a more appropriately-sized treat today. I've been drinking like it's my job and between resting yesterday, the magic of 2 liters of Gatorade (yes, seriously) and several hydration packets, today is the first day I haven't felt awful. ...
... 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..
I thought he looked a bit arrogant to be honest but I guess he did just defeat goliath so he has right to be, plus he was huge. Twice human size and tiny details like veins in his arms were perfect, it reminded me of those street performers who stay very still and only move when someone drops money in a hat. Walked around the gallery a bit more, took some sneaky photos and left.
Went south towards the uffizi gallery ...
... of detail and human proportion is amazing.
Apparently your not meant to take photos of the statue, but along with the hundreds of careful visitors, I manage to grab a quick snap of the real thing.
Ponte Vecchio is also quite famous, it's a bridge over the river where they have built shops attached to the outside of the bridge, quite unique.
We're off to Venice tomorrow, just a short trip north to see the city of canals.
... still standing today is amazing. We knew we were going to love Florence.
Later, when our new friend Lizzy joined us she educated us in the significance of the buildings, in terms of how they reflect the changing ideas over the 200 years of its construction. The fašade of the building shows gothic influences with heavy embellishment and filigree, while the rest of the building reflects the emergence of the Renaissance, with more symmetry and balance and ...