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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Concierge desk
- Room service
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For those on my facebook, you may remember my horror that the Kim/Kanye West nuptials were going to be in Florence today, of ALL days for two media hogs...it had to be when we are here??? Well, as we we were enjoying our snack, a tall, African-American guy, dressed in a very expensive suite and white fedora, followed by a movie camera guy and two guides went to the counter to order a snack. We had no idea who he was, but our guess was that ...
We started today at the Uffizi gallery. It's quite extensive and it was helpful to have an audioguide (one we'd downloaded onto our phones, not the official one), though the anti-medieval attitude of the presenter did not sit well with me.
For lunch and over the course of the early afternoon we met up with a relative of Ben's who lives in Florence and has done so for the past fifteen years. She showed us around ...
... and many other famous Florentines. Rain made it difficult to do other things we had planned so we wandered back through the street stalls selling leather coats, bags and belts as well as scarves and souvenirs. Dinned at an authentic Tuscan trattoria recommended by our host. We were not disappointed, but the house red only came in 1.5 litre wicker encased bottles so you are very lucky to receive this ...
A hop skip and a jump from Rome, through the rolling Tuscan landscape is Florence. What a marvellous city. It was so bizarre being in the city of the Medici, the Borgias – history in every corner. And for the most part, the streetscape is still the same as in the past - beautiful architecture, winding streets, cobblestones (Louise was particularly fond of these – especially since we made her sit in ...
... shop on a corner that no tourists ever found or set foot it. There were a couple teenagers in the back pressing paninis and the menu above the counter was only in Italian. It was nice to have a local order for me, and I still don't know what exactly I had other than it was delicious. After we ate we went to another famous church, Santa Maria Novella. It is across the street from the train station and has a nice courtyard. There are old paintings inside as well as a beautiful ...