Relax Hotel Aquaviva
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... construction new home in Texas. Since it started raining again, we decided to drive back to the villa for leftover chicken and salad and a nap at the villa. Tonight the cook is preparing bruschetta, lasagne and tiramasu at the villa. Tomorrow who knows? Depends on the weather!
The plan is to take photographs of anything we like to incorporate into our Tuscan style home. So far I have pics of chimney caps and the interior shutters for the master ...
... have just left it, but I insisted and they gave in, so we all ordered a single scoop in a cup each. She only got us to pay after she had served all three ice creams. I gave her a 20€ note, and received 12€ change. Obviously she had made a mistake. I went to question her, bur Teleah was about to pay and asked how much it was before I could, the woman replied "8€". The classic "Sorry, what was that?" scene played out for a minute. We ...
... the beautiful bronze doors (Michelangelo said that these doors were fit to be the doors to heaven!)
Later, we saw the Duomo museum, with some great sculptural work by Michelangelo and others. We also saw a video about the painstaking restoration process and were amused to note that the only time we've seen Italians working hard is to preserve religious art!
... all time.
Today it is home to hoards of tourists. overpriced souvenirs and long lines to visit the works those great men created. That being said, its really a wonderful place. The center of the city, where just about anything worth seeing is located, is very walkable. The Tuscan hills in the distance and the Arno river running through the city make for a wonderful setting to view the works of art created by those Renaissance masters.
... notes of travels and all wondered what it was like at home with the latest round of earthquakes, and what we are heading back to, and it was great seeing familiar faces again and having a long sensible conversation in English!
After a long lunch and a rough white wine, (not what any of us envisaged I'm sure but still the company made up for it), it was time for a wander along ...