BEST WESTERN Palazzo Ognissanti Hotel
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... then ventured around to another entrance and found the actual Medici chapels, resting place of the Medici Family members. The most impressive part is the octagonal Cappella dei principi, which had a beautiful decorated dome and ornate marble walls and floors. We went to a great restaurant for dinner and had a florentine steak and unlimited pasta and wine- was so ...
... photographed by all that had come. At first Jess and I couldn't believe it was really it. The David, outside? Yes I know.. Fake David But in fact it was it, Michaelangelo asked for the David to be outside always ( and it was!) so that all could see it, it was Michaelangelo's sculpture of what he believed to be the perfect man. Along with the David we took in other beautiful and so so detailed Michaelangelo pieces that were also outside, (those were real) so ...
... which had some amazing enormous paintings on the walls. After the previous day of seeing statues of David from David and Goliath fame which Oli had studied at school, I said to him, lets see if we can find any paintings of David in the chapel, to which he replied, "really, do they have a painting of David Guetta in here!" - nice work Oli.
After somewhat of a rest day the following day, we then took the fast train (300km/hr) to Venice and spent 9 hours there getting lost ...
... he created over his life time.
Gary and Larry climbed the 400 odd steps up Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo and took some great pictures of Florence. Lois and I retired to our hotel for naps. Our hotel is next to the green park in one of Gary's photos from the Duomo
Dinner at a local trattora and gelato completed the day.. The gelato shop was recommended by our guide Freyda and she was right...it was good.
... the sky had clouded over and after spilling my wine (twice!) I figured it was time to go home, freshen up and get some rest before I hit the galleries (early) tomorrow.
Oh and I got lost AGAIN getting back to the hotel. Its amazing how quickly the streets change. One minute I'm walking down a busy street filled with restaurants and cafes, the next minute I'm in an alley way hoping that Florence is a safe city and no-one gets mugged here. ...