Villa San Lucchese Hotel
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Stan and I got up early to be first in line to climb to the top of the Duomo. We climbed the 463 stairs for the best view of Florence!
We went by bus to the Chianti area and hiked the little town of Greve. The weather was not great (rainy) but we had fun. The hotel Villa San Lucchese was lovely and my room had a tub! Dinner at the hotel was a great risotto with asparagus and saffron.
... shape that includes nine triangular sections that radiate out from a fountain. There are sloping sides rather than stairways. People congregate, sitting on the sloping ground, mostly in the shaded areas (at least in warmer months!).
The Cathedral of Siena is another striped church this time constructed of white and greenish-black marble. Striking! The exterior includes incredible detail of prophets, philosophers ...
... and although we didn’t buy any gold, Joan did buy another purse. There is a lot to see in Florence and we got a lot of pictures. After 6 hours of touring and lunch we left for Pisa. Sure enough, the tower is huge and leans to one side. Very impressive (see pictures) but that is all there is in this small Italian town.
... character and her English was very good, she had a cute accent. She told us stories of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Galileo as we stood outside Palazzo Vecchio - the building they all once lived in. The
replica statue of David is outside in Piazza della Signoria, where the original
once stood. Museums in Florence are closed on Mondays so we couldn't go inside
and see the real one, but the replica was good enough. From there we walked
down the street lined ...
... artichokes and one with a sort of (I think) anchovy paste. All delicious. I felt a little self-conscious hoovering all of it, but whatever: I'll never see these people again! And then, the ravioli came: about 4 big raviolis filled with shrimp and ricotta, with a very light tomato-based sauce, and served with slices of lightly-grilled zuchini and 3 big prawns. Must say, the prawns were kind of muddy-tasting and detracted from the dish, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
Lovely Hotel with a nice view. My room had a bathtub!
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