Travel Blogs from Florence
... get redeem our vouchers. We left Berni, Jay, and Jacques behind at that entrance to go search for where we needed to be.
After asking several stores for directions, we arrived at the ticket booth for both the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. Alyssa redeemed our vouchers and also bought tickets for Palazzo Pitti. On our way out, we ran into Mikey, Desiree, and Chloe, who had gone in a separate taxi. They purchased their tickets as well, ...
This morning we checked out of Hotel Florida in Milan and headed to Milano Centrale F.S. to wait a bit and then board our FrecciaRossa train to Florence. It was a nice train and got up to speeds of 300 km/hour. The Alps and cornfields swept past our windows as we made it to Florence in record time of about 1.5 hours.
We walked from the Florence train station to our hotel in about 10 minutes. Hotel Accademia is unique in that it seems ...
... with tomato sauce (Primi), Chicken Cacciatore (Secondi) and Beans (Contorni), along with wine of course. They served complimentary balls of fried bread as well, and they were delicious! At the end of the meal, they provided complimentary Limoncello. I was trying to use Italian as much as possible, but the staff seemed to prefer using English.
During the meal, I was talking to the girls beside me, but others nearby seemed to be interested in ...
... both near the Uffizi Gallery, which we hope to see tomorrow. In all of the piazzas, there are people listening to a variety of music, eating, interacting with street vendors, waiting in lines for museums or food. We then walked to the Arno River and proceeded through the gold and silver shops on Ponte Vechio. The sun had just set, but there was still some color in the sky as we walked back and bought some gelato on our Santa Maria Novella Piazza.
... in Italy. It was a fun city, and felt like one of those strange cities I would vacation to in America with my family, that most families don’t usually vacation to, like Kansas City. It is sort of an undiscovered gem. There was so much to do. It has a great balance of beauty and practicality, history and modernity. It wasn’t a typical, romantic Italian city, but it still had charm and character. I was sad to leave, but the next stop was sunny, Amalfi ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility