Villa Le Rondini
Travel Blogs from Florence
Day 8 Livorno Italy 7:00am – 6:30 pm
Wine tasting in Tuscany
We decided to skip the busy tourist areas of Florence and Pisa (maybe for another time) and instead enjoyed a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside. The valleys were filled with the vineyards that have made this area a famous wine region. The scenery was fabulous, with stark contrasts between the silver olive ...
... intricate these paintings are. These are huge paintings, 12 feet high by 6 feet wide. They are usually of religious themes, since that is how art was expressed back then. Oh, by the way this art is from the 1300's to the 1500's. Absolutely beautiful. We could not take pictures or video. (That is how they get you to buy the guides, it worked). Then came the sculptures. They have a collection of unfinished works called the slaves. It represents 'slaves' trying to ...
... a cloudy, grey day, with no sunset to speak of, we still got some very nice visuals and enjoyed walking around the church and listening to some Gregorian chant (though sadly it wasn't sung by monks).
All in all, I've really enjoyed my stay in Florence and definitely want to come back. I stand by my earlier sentiment from yesterday that it reminds me of Paris, which perhaps explains part of why I like it so much.
... that set up my internship, housing, and Italian class. The Dean of Students,Cristiana, has been instrumental and attentive to setting up the logistics for my time here but I also have an internship supervisor, Thomas, who is the Music Studies and Performing Arts Coordinator. He is great and has been very attentive in making sure things are going well with my internship. He set up my internship and marketed me to theaters around Italy to match me up with the right fit. He ...
BAPTISTERY OF SAN GIOVANNI is the oldest building in the square.The bronze doors on the outside are copies of the originals, which are in the museum. The beautiful marble and amazing 13th-century mosaics on the dome illustrate Biblical stories. Really enjoyed the audio tour--good explanations.
Facts: Its octagonal shape expresses ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility