Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... when you have no luggage.
Although I was travelling business class there is no lounge at City Airport and the airport itself is nmow very crowded with seats and people. Fortunately I didn't have to wait long before the flight was called.
A new airline for me, CityJet, with a familiar plane. I like the Avro jet as it has high wings and, therefore, a good view. First signs were promisinmg with a glass of juice as soon ...
... trade jewellery ever since and boy is there some fancy expensive jewellery here. I resisted the urge and kept my purse in my bag.....that was until i got the end of the bridge and found a great show shop :) I bought a lovely pair of hand made leather boots and also couldn't resist this beautiful bag which is the real deal italian leather....it's beautiful and although it was way to hot to wear jeans i suffered through and wore them out to dinner with ...
... tedious, but then the panels with landmasses were illustrated in extreme detail by hand before being carefully applied to the globe. Some of these things were a meter diameter. I did spend some of the time there frustrated by the lack of detail provided on exhibits. There was little about how each thing was used, what it was used for, or how it was made. The labels just said 'astrolabe' and left it at that. Videos provided a bit more for select items, but too ...
... spent a little extra on the Firenze card because it got me in to all the sights without waiting in line or having to call ahead for reservations which is key when you only have a few short days here. I started off walking around the Duomo and Battistero areas. These buildings are so intricate it is no wonder why these types of buildings take so long to erect. I know it takes work to keep these buildings looking so great but it still is pretty incredible ...
... in the Uffizi (you were allowed to take pictures there) - it gave us a much better view of the bridge from the outside than we were able to see on Sunday from the ground. We could also see the Vasari Corridor from that point (stretching from the Uffizi across the river) - the aging Medicis were actually wheeled all the way across the river in wheelchairs. After the Uffizi, Paola took us to Santa Croce, a Gothic style church that contains the tombs ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility