THE STYLE FLORENCE
Travel Blogs from Florence
Oh my! Florence is such a romantic place full of history, art and great food. And it has gelato on just about every corner!! The cobblestone roads are so neat to just walk around and get lost on. And that's what we did-- a lot of walking! But we didn't mind at all, as there is lots to see.
The Ponte Vecchio has the most beautiful sunsets we' …
... s skyline being atop of the Cathedral or Duomo. Access to the top of the dome is open to the public. The ascent takes 463 steps and those with a heart condition or suffer from vertigo are encouraged to think again before setting out. Unfortunately, the walls along the stairway have been written on by many passing tourists, despite the placement of many signs saying not to do so. Then again, we are in Italy where many regard such signs ...
... tomorrow? Ohhhhhh late night Tuesdays, you say? No-one around cos the tourists didn't know and the locals couldn't care less, you say? Why yes I would like a ticket and then to go in immediately, thank-you shop-keep!
Not only did I have the Uffzi to myself (well, not quite) to wander around at my leisure and stand for 10 whole minutes in front of the Birth of Venus breathing heavily and fawning over it, leaning close as I dared without actually ...
We finally made very good use of our free day. Jackie April an I went on a wine tour in the Chianti region. We met the group at 2:30 at the train station and drove though the beautiful county side. At the first winery they had a big room set up for tastings. We tried 4 different wines, as well as several types of cheese, oils and balsamic vinegar. He showed us the best way to drink the wine, which includes swirling it in the glass ...
... The tour can barely cope with all the Instagram opportunities - it's truly that beautiful, surrounded as we are by vines & sunshine. Then it's one more farm (nothing to write home about) and a taste of REVOLTING Grappa (Steve refrains, having had four shots of it the night before) before the exquisite town of San Gimignano comes into view. Instagram a-gogo. We have been told roughly five times during the trip about how the town boasts the winning Ice Cream World Cup ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
This hotel was perfectly located within walking distace to the train station and pretty much anywhere else you'd want to go in Florence. The breakfast spread was probably the best we had in all 4 hotels we stayed at in Italy.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.