Ultimo Mulino Country Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Blissfully quiet, lovely room, great staff and gorgeous location
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Off to the airport to pick up our car- a zippy little Mercedes A class automatic.
Put GRASSINA into the GPS and headed off, managed the A1 toll road then took our expected exit. However, we later discovered that we had selected the hamlet, not the village of Grassina, and had an interesting drive thru the Tuscan backroads for an hour before …
... sold us bus tickets, the bus stopped right outside on the street, and showed up immediately after we got to the stop. We rode it into town and checked into our hotel.
For most of the rest of the day, we just walked around and got our bearings. We crossed the Ponte Vecchio, had gelato in front of the Palazzo Vecchio ...
... orders the cabs for us. Hallelujah!
Our first stop was the duomo for some gelato.We meandered through the different alleys and streets and just soaked in the sights along the Arno river.
Next, we had reserved vouchers for the Uffizi gallery, which was a huge time saver because of the ridiculously long lines. The Uffizi was massive, but the highlight of my visit was of course the "Birth ...
... 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 ...
... we had met with her, we took a quick look around the Uffizi just to see some works of Botticelli (namely the Birth of Venus and the Allegory of Spring). They were great! Then we took a very speedy look at the Holy Family by Michelangelo. Next we went to Brunelleschi's famous dome that set off the Renaissance. We took a 463-stair walk (that wasn't all that tiring) to the to the top of the dome to a magnificent of the city. I really ...