Hotel Villa Betania
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... tunnel! Then it was over the border to Italy. The roads changed immediately from smooth and beautiful to not quite so smooth and beautiful at all, and the surrounding drivers are much more erratic! We stopped for lunch at a servo with a scarily tacky Wild Western themed takeaway shop inside. That servo was the most confusing I've ever been inside, nothing was simple or easy, and nobody spoke a word of English so ...
... them to sit at our table and we had a great evening with Helen and Christine from Canberra. We tried the local speciality, Bistecca alla Fiorentina which is at least a kilo of t-bone steak chargrilled and served with vegetables. The t-bone is meant to be shared amongst 2 or 3 people but the bone is so large that I think it made up half the weight. It was cooked in Andrew’s favourite way, rare, so I ate mine with loads of potatoes! Following dessert, ...
As we basked in the beauty of the sun setting over the rolling green hills of grape vineyards and olive trees tonight, I mentioned to the girls that we really covered a lot of ground in the past 24 hours. Their minds were on their tired feet thinking about how much we had walked.
I explained to them that after we left Paris last night, our night train stopped in Switzerland (some of us slept through that...some of us did not!) for an hour, then in Milan. We had to ...
... It had warmed-up into the low-80s by this time, and we soon became lost in the maze of paths winding around the gardens. When we finally found our way out, both of us were huffing and puffing, but the rest of the descent to the river was thankfully downhill or level terrain. After a 15-minute-walk, we crossed the Ponte Vecchio, and made it back to our apartment in time for Happy Hour, before dining at Marione's down the street.
... again. This time we were headed to the Fiesole, another area looking down into the city of Florence. This is also the hills where it is said that Da Vinci tested his helicoptors. Next we walked by the Basilica di Satna Croce. From there we walked to the Piazza Signoria. This is where David was originally. Today there is a beautiful fountain of Neptune along with many other sculptures. Today it is considered an outside museum.
Next we went the Uffizi ...