Villa Lecchi Hotel
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... of Michelangelo, Galileo, Niccolo Medicci and Dante, as well as works by Donatello. On our way there, we walked through a little alleyway where school children were being let out for the day and families were there picking them up (no one was in a car; everyone walked or rode bikes). It was a very cute, Italian, everyday scene, and we enjoyed watching it unfold. All the parents picking up their kids had some kind of snack for them -- that must be some kind of tradition or regular ...
... rest of the group and all went into Santa Maria Novella, which was unbelievable. A 13-century church built on a 10-century cemetery and site, it housed original paintings on which Michelangelo worked, and stained glass windows, frescos, sculptures and tombs from the 11-16 centuries. Just fascinating. Afterward, we ate dinner on the piazza then headed back to the apartment to relax for the rest of the evening. Another Florentine day ...
... we went and meandered, eventually winding up at the Piazza de Michelangelo. From there you have a copy of David (made from bronze and about half the size) and a lovely view of the city. You have to climb quite a bit to get up there, but the view is worth it.
From that viewpoint we could see towers that we hadn’t been to yet, so we continued our quest in search of these places. We found that the library has bell towers and ...
More gelato fueled the boys, (and their mother), so that after arriving at the Palazzo and finding it open until midnight, (bonus), we head in to take a look around. The building served as the seat of government for Florence but also for some time the residence of the powerful Medici family. We walked through the grand hall and many apartment rooms all with intricately painted wooden ceilings. It was reminiscent of ...
... Before exploring the town we first stranded on a little square where we had a lovely lunch. I had some beef stew and Linda ordered a wild boar. Soon we swapped plates as the boar was more to my likings and the beef more to Linda's. After our lunch we walked through the town snapping some photos and admiring the strange spectacle of the towers of San Gimignano.
We found a famous gelato store on one of the squares. It must have been famous as they had ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed