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Day 9 (Sunday, 12th September)
- Onwards to Florence
Got up at around 8.30am. Markus & Jana had already gone. Vaguely heard them leave but I was too sleepy to get up. :-p
Had arranged for a cab to take me to Castelfiorentino, where I could catch a train to Florence. Cab fare for the short 15-20 min ride was 20 Euros. …
"Don't you believe that on ones first trip to Florence one should have a view?" (Room with a View - E.M. Forster).
Well we didn't - but that's okay because step out the door and there's the Duomo!
After a long, long and over long train trip (40 minutes late) to Milan, run to the next train (I am always running for trains in Milan) we …
Ciao We arrived in Florence on Wednesday. Yesterday we went to see Michaelangelo's David, San Lorenzo church were Donatello is entombed and the museum of science. David of course is so impressive, but the museum of science is also really great and not really well advertised. It basically has examples of all the scientific instruments of science …
... Michelangelo, which is on the top of a hill and overlooks the entirety of Florence across the river. My God, was it beautiful. Not only could we see the whole city, but also tumbling Tuscan hills with Cyprus trees and an old city wall unrolling into the distance. Not a bad couple of hours to spend in the afternoon. The hike up to Piazzale Michelangelo was strenuous, so we took our time coming back down the hill and across the river on our way to Santa Croce, a cathedral that houses ...
... have been reading and discussing The Prince and for our midterm my professor took us all to San Andrea to tour Machiavelli's house/estate! We saw where he lived and wrote and we took our exam at his house! We went on a short tour, wrote our essays, and afterwards went next door to Machiavelli's old tavern where he spent his nights with friends and had a full, Italian dinner together: coolest midterm ever!
This weekend I stayed in Florence and finally got a chance to ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed