Travel Blogs from Florence
... the most expensive gelati in all of Europe at the gelateria opposite our hotel. Usual cost for a cone with two scoops was 2 Euros ....but at this shop, 4 ice creams cost 26 Euros! (But they did taste awesome!). Consequence: we had to climb the bell tower if we wanted room for dinner. The Baptistry building started with a gold door - elaborately decorated. Once inside, the ceiling was beautifully decorated with some amazing religious artworks. The cathedral (Duomo) boasted a ...
We started our day with pastries and cappuccino at Cantinetto de Verrazzano.
It was a good thing we were well fortified, because we proceeded to the Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore).
We scaled 460 steps to reach the top, making a loop around ...
... of autumn were still quite rich and it was all very beautiful to see. The fog was below us in San Gimigano so we could see all of this around us. Time for dinner though, so we returned to the car making a small purchase on the way and drove home. This time there was someone on reception so Ro was able to confirm all was fine and to pay them too.
We enjoyed dinner. The kids worked ******* their blogging before dinner and we enjoyed sharing ...
... br> From here we went to see the statue of David in the Galleria dell'Accademia. There were three queues: the longest being those without tickets, then the line of those with reserved timed entry or Firenze Cards & then school groups (bus groups virtually enter without waiting!). We had a short wait before we went in. Again we marveled at his unfinished sculptures, at how they just seem to emerge from the stone. Unfortunately there are no photos allowed now. ...
... never made it to the Leaning Tower.
We then took a much needed nap on the rest of the way to Florence on the train.
Florence- the string in the shower is for an alarm if you fall down and hurt yourself. It is not the fan. It makes the same noise as a fire alarm. Andrew was not happy. We also have an interesting shower...there is no curtain or barrier around it. It is literally just right there in the corner as soon as you walk in. Handicap accessible I guess? Now ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility