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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... roof tiles, red brick buildings and narrow streets. The Duomo, which sits on a small plateau just below the castle and in it’s own piazza, is dedicated to St. Genesius, the patron saint of luvvies, or actors as they’re sometimes known.
However, it is for something completely different that the town is better known for these days. On the hillsides below the town, hidden between and below the various oaks, lime trees and willows, the ...
... out this way. It was interesting to picture it all back in the days of horses and armies trying to make their way through, towns being warned of oncoming soldiers by those keeping watch in the keeps, up to the latest world wars where the German soldiers would have been hiding in the forests and easily camouflaged by all the trees until they could attack oncoming Italian or French or even Australian soldiers.... Lots to think about over here!
... to follow a walk from the Florence book that I have. It was one that took me all around my neighborhood here in the Oltrarno (“other side of the Arno”) area. The streets are very narrow here, until they get…narrower! The sidewalks are often barely wide enough for one person so pedestrians are often out in the street, then a car or more likely a motorbike will beep and everyone tries to get out of the way. It’s funny, in Rome ...
Arrived in Florence from Milan by train about lunchtime today and walked down to our hotel - Affittacamere Casa Micol. Our room here is not a patch on our one in Milan - old, dark building, no AC, cramped room with small en suite with nowhere put your wet pack or hang clothes and no soap holder - but a much better view being on the third floor - classic Tuscan view over a sea of terra cotta roofs to the Duomo.
After unpacking our bags ...
This morning, after our usual coffee and pastry breakfast, we set off to Prato, on the outskirts of Florence, to take Di and John to the railway station for their commute by train to Florence and onto Venice for their flight back home to Australia after five weeks away.
On our way home we visited San Miniato, an ancient town with origins going back to the ...