Travel Blogs from Fucecchio
... br> After it was cooked we walked along and sat and watched the waves as I ate my crepe - YUM!!!!
We loved Monterosso because you could see back to all the other villages of the5terre. It was so lovely!
We walked along the main drag, looking in all of the shops along the way. All very beachy and souvenir filled. Some were quite nice though.
We got back to the train station with plenty of time for the 6.08 train toManarola – we were headed there for ...
... to wait about half an hour in a queue to be able to climb to the top of the dome. It was quite a crazy climb up as the beginning of the climb is a winding stairwell and then you come out on the inside of the church around the height of all the satanic depictions that are painted on the base of the dome.. and then you wind your way round before climbing up inside the inner and outer layers of the dome.. Poor Simon was almost bent in half trying to fit ...
... All I need to do is open my eyes and soak up the world around me. So what if I can't understand my host mom right now? Getting lost would be an adventure, too! With that epiphany I set off. Guess what? I didn't get lost. I found that hotel all by myself.
My program bombarded us with orientation today. An extremely boring activity, but I am glad to have it over in one day. I also took an Italian Placement test... yeahhh, I ...
... lot). The only redemption for this whole area in front of S Frediano is the fact that it is on the river, right at the spot where there are waterfalls (of sorts), children sunbathing and taking a cool dip, the stunning view of the Piazza Ognissanti across the river, and a lovely bridge, Amerigo Vespucci, wafted (anyone ever use this word ? is it a word ?) with cool breezes every so often. Incidentally as I have said many times Amerigo (of the famous and ...
... Afterward, we had one more mission before it turned dark.
We walked back over to where the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore was and bought a ticket to climb to the top of the tower. There were 400 something stairs that were tiny, close together, steep, and had no hand rail. It was quite exhausting getting up them, but it was so worth it once we made it. The view was incredible. We could see the whole city of Florence, and it was at sunset ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility