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... town. Theres so much history in this tiny town, and it can been seen in a full day. There was a Roman theater just outside the walls that dates back to the 1st century BC! It's hard to describe the vibe of this town, but there is something mysterious to it. We spent at least 3 hours here, and I could have stayed longer, but we needed to leave for Orvieto so we weren't driving at dark. ...
... The pulpit is carved marble depicting all the apostles except Judas, who is under the table with an evil dragon. There is a chapel that contains a painting, Annunciation, by Fra Bartolomeo a student of Fra Angelico (whose work we saw last trip in Florence) and shows Mary being conceived by the Holy Spirit. There is also a beautiful painted wood carving of Jesus being taken down from the cross from 1228. We exit the church and now are going to find the Saturday ...
... Botticelli, which I loved as well. Like the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, you can see hundreds of reproductions but the original still inspires like no other.
While there were many memorable pieces in the Uffizi, the one that struck me the most was a sculpture of the Satyr Marsyas, flayed and hanging from a tree trunk. Every muscle in his body is arched in pain, and the terrified look on his face makes your blood run cold. Wuggugg!!!
After our Uffizi visit, we went up a ...
... Once we got to the top of the city it was absolutely beautiful! The sight was amazing and well worth it. The weather was a bit chilly and misted on and off, but we made the best of it. Another problem we faced was getting home. We tried asking the locals, but of course they didn't know English, and after we thought about it why would they. We had thought that we would have to get back on the bus and go to the train station, but people kept telling us we only needed ...
... wants to pay an extra 4 euro per person, but boy was it worth it! Tickets in advance (online) were completely booked and waiting in line could have taken hours. With the reservation from the hotel we had a set time to walk in and see Michelangelo's David - at 12:30. That gave us the morning to experience downtown Firenze.
We set out for the city bus that picked up just a block down the road from our hotel (our Hotel was south of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility