Ultimo Mulino Country Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... 15 years. You could see his kids grow from toddlers into their teens.
After a well needed shower, I gave Kim the nickel tour of Florence. We started by walking past the local seafood and farmers market. Here we encountered our first kebab restaurant. Kim has been getting worried with how much money we are spending for food, so she wants eat cheaply. I suspect we will be eating a lot of kebabs on this trip! We went buy the Duomo. Kim is going ...
... the 'Il Papavero" restaurant at a nearby town called Barbischio - a small ancient stone building with what seems to be only one maitre'd and one chef. Start with an amuse bouche of cinnamon pumpkin, pork omelette, cured eggplant and spinach and ricotta crostini. Ravioli stuffed with asparagus, cheese and walnuts for dinner and then the smoothest panacotta with chocolate ganache for dessert.Well and truly ...
... for lunch enjoying the scenery. After lunch we hiked up one of the trails for a view of the valley. This place about 6 hiking trails about 10 km long each.
After our hike up the very steep trail (yes even Tom went), we drove to a nearby winery and medieval town. Back at 5 pm for a tour of the Monastery/gardens, wine cellars and wine tasting. Then an early dinner and bed.
... cross over to the south side of the Arno. we are in a more residential area and there are NO tourists here. The streets are quiet. I believe this area of Florence is called Torno but I'm not certain. Laura and I go back to the hotel and get a call from Andrea about a meeting for Wednesday morning before we have to catch a train to Rome. She has worked hard to get something organized with the Slow Food Office in Florence but their English translator is in England ...
... to forgo the overpriced hotels in San Marco, Canareggio, and San Polo and instead took up residence in a gorgeous penthouse apartment on nearby Lido Island. This, I truly believe, made all the difference. In addition to having a safe haven to return to at the end of a long day of walking from morning til night, we also had 3 private decks from which to watch the sunset over Venice Island, the monumental Basilica and Campanile ...