Villa Fiesole Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... for it's massive domed roof. It's quite spectacular to see. We then walked down to the 14th century bridge Ponte Vecchio, which is famous for the buildings that line both sides. Originally they were butcher shops until the royals built a corridor through the bridge to link two palaces and ordered they be changed to goldsmiths. The jewelry shops that now line the sides look gorgeous with their little wooden shop fronts and shutters and displays of beautiful Italian ...
... it flooded, there was about 5 meters of water, mud, and ick in the church & surrounding area. Several paintings and other items have recently been restored and were on displayed. After all this, we are "museumed out" for the day. There is still a lot to see though, so hopefully we will recover by tomorrow morning! As we sit in the room relaxing, we are hearing a few rumbles of thunder and there a blob of green on the weather map, so it looks like we ended up back at just the right ...
So my host dad, Francesco, told us he wanted to take us out to lunch to eat one of his favorite things. Obviously we would never turn down an experience like this! He told us it was called lampredotto and I wish he hadn't told us what that translated to... My friends, I ate cow's stomach. On a sandwich. And to be honest, it really wasn't that bad. I'm not saying it goes on my "top 5 best things I've eaten in ...
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2) We also made trip number 2 to the secret bakery….this is point where I am praying that the sun stays out forever so that I am able to wear a loose-fit dress instead of the jeans which are becoming a little tight…but its Italy, what do you expect
1) After four hours of sleep, we sprint our buts over to the train station to catch our bus that was going to take us on a "Tour Around Tuscany" (such a play ...
... to take it back and cook it some more (which is apparently very rude) but I still couldn’t eat it. The risotto was also terrible with the rice being under cooked and crunchy. I was later told that’s the way the Italians make risotto….so no more risotto for me in Italy!
Afterwards Chrissy, Emma and I walked over the famous Florence bridge and bought a delicious gelato to make us feel better. At least the dinner ended on a good ...