Villa Lecchi Hotel
Travel Blogs from Poggibonsi
... town. Our guide, Joe, told us about the famous Palio horse racing event, run twice every summer. The different contradas (communities which Sienese are born into, each identified with a representative animal) compete. There are rivalries and enemies and allies that date back centuries. Each contrada has open air dinners in the streets of its contrada in the week leading up to the Palio.
The Piazzo del Campo is huge with a ...
... on it). Christina was instantly distracted by all the leather shops offering tax free deals so our walk down the street to this famous bridge was slowed. But once at the bridge, the interest shifted from leather to GOLD! Christina's drooling was quite embarrassing. It was impressive though to see.
Then we went down the Uffizi Gallery with great italian thinkers/doers lining it, Galeleo, Donatello, etc. This was later to by the place where we would buy ...
... very detailed and extravagant decorations--it was stunning. The first day of orientation the staff introduced themselves. We met the dean, director of housing services, registrar, bursar and student services, all seemed very welcoming and excited. They explained to us that this is the largest group of students they've had and we're the first semester that has classes in two different buildings. They went over things like safety and rules, examples of cultural differences and how to ...
On our way to Florence we stopped off at Pisa to check out the leaning tower of Pisa. What I didn't realise is that the Tower is in a square with massive walls surrounding it, and there are 2 other fairly significant buildings within the square as well. The First building is Europe's second largest Baptistry, the 2nd building is the church, and the 3rd building is the leaning Tower of Pisa.
After the quick stop in Pisa, we went on to Florence and went straight to a ...
... to official business the ceiling frescoes in every room had a Greek mythology theme while the walls were adorned with mostly religious (Catholic) themed paintings. I wondered what the church of the time had to say about that.
Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take photos inside the Pitti Palace. However, I was able to locate a few to illustrate the ceiling frescoes. Hercules is prominent in many of the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking