Smart Hotel Bartolini
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- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Friday 24th October Got a taxi to the Mestre Station instead of going all the way into town to get the train to Florence. Another nice journey through more agricultural and industrial landscapes. Apart from two donkeys I saw on one property, have not seen any farm animals at all in Italy. Where does all the cheese come from?! Got a taxi from the station to our apartment with a rather anxious driver who was worried about getting caught up with a student ...
... money for a jockey to ride their horse to victory! Each jockey is given a whip which he is allowed to use both on the horse, or on another jockey, Our next stop was to the district of the Rhino. Their flag was orange, green and white. This district had won the most races in the past. We saw where the horse which is to run in the Paleo sleep for 3 days before the race, and went into the chapel where the horse and jockey are both blessed just before the race. The Paleo ...
... appetizers, gnocchi (noodles made from potatoes like thick egg noodles) with ground veal and turkey and minced veggies in a red wine reduction sauce, chicken certiorari which is pan seered chicken with veggies and a tomato sauce, finally, dessert was a gooey chocolate souffle. We had so much cooking with our chief, Francesco, and our new Korean friend, Song. We ate dinner with the strong Italian red wine in a wine cellar. There was an Asian Aussie family, a woman ...
... ended with a visit to the Duomo Di Siena, a magnificent chapel in the heart of the town. Bought a couple of knick-knacks and did the long walk back to il busso. The trip home was about 1.5 hrs. We arrived back at the Florence train station in the dark (bout 20:30). Back to the apartment then out for some Florentine pizza, because we hadn't had Pizza here yet (have in every other city apart from Beaune, France!) Another great day in ...
... means that there is still plenty of work for archeologists. Siena is a new city - only 500 years old. It has a lot of narrow streets, a main piazza, shops, schools and houses. Other than the "Ospedale Psichiatrico" whose grounds would send anyone mad, there doesn't appear to be any major businesses in Siena. We took the optional, afternoon excursion to see Michael Angelo's Statue of David. It is housed in the Florence art gallery and there ...