Villa Fiesole Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Drove the mountain road to Callecine and then walked 5km to Fiesole because the roads were closed due to the cycle racing. They were racing from Florence and the mountain section was up to Fiesole through the town centre and down the other side, both steep windy sections. People lined the roadside to get a glimpse of the action, but the competitors were gone in a flash. Saw riders in all the colours ...
... headed to this lookout that looks over the city. Very very cool city. Buildings are all pretty cool and tidy and the cathedral and dome just dominates the middle of it. At one point we walked past this building that was covered in American notes, must have been fake but was very random. This it was some sort of protest thing maybe. The view from the lookout was great. Looked as thought the cathedral had just been dropped in the middle of the town and it just showed it size. ...
... It was delicious and a perfect way to end our Firenze endeavour.
Monday was a slow start with some good breakfast with the leftovers from the supermarket trip. Jason was getting pretty good at making coffee in the Moka pot (the one where you boil it on the stove) and we did a quick tidy before heading off for our next train. This train wasn't quite so fancy as our last one and didn't go as fast, but it did the trick and three hours later we were in La Spazia ready for the next leg!
... A TOWEL. OR A DELICATE BOY FLOWER.) then headed to the Galleria de Academia. The Gallery had a lot of cool stuff, including a lot of unfinished works by Michelangelo that really show how he made figures seem to emerge forth from the stone; it's a neat effect. There were all sort of plaster molds of works by old masters, a fair number of paintings (I particularly liked the allegory of Fortitude with an Iron mace. Sort of a 16th century ...
... off through the winding roads to the countryside. Our group of 8 consisted of 2 couples on their honeymoons - one from Minnesota and one from Ohio - and a mom and her two daughters who were from Chicago. The Midwest was well-represented! We were led by Vittorio, a former sommelier and native of Florence. He was amazingly knowledgeable, personable and an incredible guide. Our tour was of the Chianti region. We went to the first winery, ...