Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
As frustrating as Tuesday was on the trek to Florence and back, today, Thursday was the opposite. Giving the 2.2 mile hike another go, this time at 6 am instead of nearly noon was the right choice and what I would have to do for Italian lessons the next two weeks in Florence.
I easily made it to the bus stop in Cellai with my trusty 3-day pass in hand, I got on the 6:53 bus to Florence that actually arrived right on time, a first for me in Italy so ...
... this is the Italians way of celebrating.
Wednesday we all needed some R&R so we pretty much just cooped up in the apartment all day and packed. We went out to dinner at Francesci Vini later on to celebrate Allison's birtday. I got seafood linguine because I suddenly have an obsession with mussels. It was quite delicious and we got out favorite drink on the house for desert... Moscato! Afterwards we went to our favorite place for gelato, Vivoli. That night we ...
... rumbled so loud I nearly peed. Now this went on and on for the night, nowhere to hide in the MM so I just had to suck it up. I didn't sleep a lot that is the chicken in me. For my mum and sister, there are no cupboards to hide in and no beds to hide under. I am thankful that morning comes, still **** weather, still thundering and raining so it is decided to get out of here. Pack, lock ...
... being in Florence. It's such a compact, friendly place, with such a sense of the past there, as well as being easy to get around - it is chock full of history everywhere you go and I love that about it.
At 4:30 we headed back to the grand Palazzo Vecchio for our tour. This Palace is right in the Piazza Della Signoria and is very well known for its interesting architecture, and of course, the copy of the Statue of David right ...
... various stages of assembly. He took us through the different areas of the plant and showed us the different types of machines. I was very interested in the preform machines. I also was amazed on the growth of the company.
They are making their own Injection Molding machines. However, they are specialty machines for packaging and large parts. We got to see some of the machining centers than make these large machines. The machines that ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed