Travel Blogs from San Miniato
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 ...
... which date back to 1425-53. They are named "the gates of paradise, as it was how Michelangelo described them. Then it was on to the Piazza della Signoria, where there is a copy of Michelangelo's David and other statues. It was now well past lunch time so we found a small restaurant in a back street and as it seemed to be full of locals, in we went. We enjoyed a starter of mixed Bruschetta one laced with olive oil and chopped up tomatoes another with a mixture of ...
... beds left. So me, Roxy, and Jess scrambled to find another hostel in Florence whilst carrying all of our bags because apparently there was no room in the hostel for us to even leave our bags there for the afternoon. I strongly encourage everybody to never stay there. We stayed one night at a hostel called Queens which was wwwaaayyyy nicer than eurostudent for around the same price. Needless to say, we were very happy to be moving on to our private apartment in the Cinque ...
We started today with another lazy get up. I woke around sevenish but did not get up until 8 to 8:30. I found Christine outside reading. As the children were not up, I decided to connect my iPad to the tv and watch an episode of Gilmore Girls while I had my breakfast. Later in morning, after Phil was up he asked if I wanted to walk. I had asked Christine, but considering she was now not feeling well it would be more of ...
... and sculptures were made available for public viewing in the Ufizzi Gallery. On our tour we were treated to a viewing of the original paintings from artists of the Byzantine era (including Giotto and Duccio), the Florentine period (such as Gentile da Fabriano), early Renaissance, the Venetian period (Filippo Lippi) and the late Renaissance (Botticelli and Michelangelo). I was so surprised at how fascinated I was with these paintings and their beauty. Having studied art ...
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