Travel Blogs from Florence
Today was a weird one. We took Jim and Bernice to the airport in Florence, said our goodbyes and the watched the wheels completely fall off the day. It was 32 degrees and humid. We couldn't figure out the airport parking. Once that was sorted we tried to get a ticket for the shuttle bus into Florence. No thanks to the surly person at the information desk. When we got to Florence at long last we had to queue up again at information to try to ...
... filmed. (My brother loved that:)) We were greeted by Peter, a really nice guy from the UK. We walked into the house, and had tea with Peter and then he showed my dad and I around the adorable little neighborhood in Istanbul, called Balat! Since there is so much to tell, I will just do bullet points, or else you would be reading this all day:
-bread, bread, and more, ...
... needed to be. Soon we were parked, with a few more grey hairs and on our way to see the statue of David by Michelangelo.
We stopped to ask directions and were guided a little but needed further help. A kind man stopped to ask and then another older gentleman stopped, asking the Italian man "are you familiar with the map?" He then proceeded to say follow me and we were on our way. He chatted with Ro along the way in near perfect English. ...
... Baptistry, in between the tour groups, although these are copies with the originals being in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. As the Baptistry didn't open till 11:15 we went to the Duomo Museum. This is under restoration and much of it isn't accessible but the two most important parts were - Michelangelo's Pieta (1547-55) and the Baptistry's 15th Century gilded bronze doors. When the museum is completed, it will be amazing as they seem to be rebuilding the ...
... centre and beaches of grey course sand (strange after the golden sands on the beaches of Australia and Malaysia) and crystal clear waters. After a beautiful lunch of pesto lasagna (yummy the tastiest I've ever tasted - who would have thought?!?), fish & anchovies finishing with a refreshingly drinkable lemon like sorbet (wonderful for a very hot day). Kellen could not resist the temptation of diving into the clear blue water. Good on him, he's now so ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed