Hotel San Giovanni
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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 …
... we thought about going back to find the other three. This is exactly when a working cell phone would've come in handy! ;) As luck would have it, Berni, Jay, and Jacques rounded the corner and we waited while they bought their tickets.
Our group decided to hit the Boboli gardens first, since it wasn't yet the hottest time of the day. We entered the gardens through the Palazzo Pitti and were immediately confronted with a beautiful view of the top of ...
... woven together from several different buildings and has random stairs up and down along the hallways. Now we are sitting on an outside patio and listening to live music from nearby San Lorenzo plaza. More on that later.
After a short rest we explored the inner area of Florence and were astounded at how close we were to them. The Chapel of the Medicis is around the corner. Pope Leo X and others are buried there. We walked a bit ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed