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It was 7 march 2013 that i finally landed after changing 3 different connecting flights. I love travelling and hence thoroughly enjoyed the 24 hours of travelling (Pakistan- Doha- Roma- Firenze)
Just extremely drowsy in the last few hours when my eyes could not hold up for more excitement and so dozed off for a while in my last flight to …
... and the writer of the Divine Comedy. Come ON!! I geeked out a bit. Not to mention, the cathedral itself was stunning, as we the cloisters and courtyard outside. We headed back to the apartment and Mom cooked us a fantastic pot roast with potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onions, and a salad. We enjoyed the delicious dinner around the large dining room table, sipped champagne, talked, laughed, and enjoyed the evening. Now, it's time to rest our very weary bodies and prepare for another ...
... fell outside. From there, I went to a bar called Salamanca which served some truly amazing sangria. Finally, to cap the evening, I was treated to the joy of a "secret bakery." These are bakeries which sell cornetti and other baked goods under the table very late at night as a way to make some nice tax-free money. Absolutely delicious.
Day two began with a long bus ride out to the Tuscan countryside and a wine-tasting at one of the oldest vineyards ...
... wine. What fun it was, digging into the delicious, homey pasta, all while an accordion playing busker serenaded the crowd for a coin or two.
After a brief interlude (read siesta) in the garden at Casa Corsi, we hopped a bus to Oltrarno for a grand view of the city. First we hit San Miniato al Monte, the monastary for Benedictine monks, just in time for the evening's service, complete with Gregorian chants. Beautiful. The view from the ...
... important pieces and skip the rest. I know nothing about art but I am so glad I did this museum on this trip. The Botticelli's are amazing and well worth the visit. The building itself is also beautiful with painted ceilings.
We went back down all the stairs and out into Florence. We went to collect Billy and Ted from our hotel but not before walking in the wrong direction and got a little lost. Back on track and we got back to the hotel to ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed