BEST WESTERN Palazzo Ognissanti Hotel
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... cheesy tourist poses), we made our way back to the train station to head back to Rome.
I definitely checked off a few "bucket-list" items this weekend for some great memories and experiences to carry with me. I love studying in Rome but Florence was definitely more my kind of pace. It was a great first trip and I can't wait for the next one!
Miles walked: about 3.5
Times up and down apartment stairs: 4
Purchases: 3 (includes the pizza)
I decided to make a daily note of the things above because, 1) everything is so much closer here in Florence that I was afraid I wouldn't get all the walking in that I would like; 2) on my first full day here I went up and down the incredibly steep stairs to my apartment more times than I needed to; and 3) the shopping here is amazing and I'm afraid ...
... the huge crowd was simply waiting to be let inside as we had arrived 1-2 minutes before opening time. We were promptly seated and a clean (and modern) highchair was placed at the table for Giacomo. We weren’t given any menus; rather, the head honcho provided us with options for starters, pasta, and meats at various intervals and we nodded yes to everything for the most part. Our feast ...
... fans on this hot 34 degree day. Why did we all decide to order hot pasta???? Inwards we go to the city centre, a couple of stops at some random European fashion boutiques (not sure Jules would say fashion is the correct word for them). Dan got a fresh shirt.... a chilli shirt funnily enough and then we found the magnificent il Duomo. This place is just stunning, beautiful, intricate, intriguing and spectacular. We all stopped in the street to take in ...
... 100's of religious paintings. We saw botticellis' Venus de milo and a Michelangelo which were nice but not really relevant to us. It took us half the time to see it all than we were told it would and so therefore we still had time till our next booking which was at 5.15. The claim to fame for the next gallery was the statue of David and this really was something to see. It ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility