Le Veneri Di Corliano
Travel Blogs from Florence
... and a huge glass of wine. I went back up to my room and everyone was laying down probably due to heat/humidity exhaustion. I came in with energy and asked if anyone wanted to go out with me and do anything beside sit in the stuffy room. Two guys jumped on the opportunity. One was a pretty cute Australian named Daniel, 27. He ended up being one of my favorite hostel buddies so far in Europe.The other was a nice guy from SF named Joey. Joey left us shortly after we left ...
The highlight the Birth of Venus by Botticelli. You see it almost everywhere. It was nice to see it in person!
Another highlight was a painting by Michelangelo. He did not do many paintings, so this was a treat. There were so many paintings and sculptures, you could not really see them all. We used an audio guide by, none other than, Rick Steves. He helped us focus on the imports paintings and statues. ...
Almost Back Online Blogging After Technical Mishaps
My apologies to my followers/fan base, family and friends for being absent in the last few days. There have been a number of technical difficulties with 500 Server errors (the cure seems to be to clear the cache of all browsers, then reboot your system, if it happens to you). Then the hour walk to school (and sometimes back too-but more about that later) has used up my available blog time.
For the next few weeks ...
... is beautiful I would have liked to spend a few days here...ah well maybe next time. Off to dinner (the food I have never eaten so much, so much for losing weight with all the walking hahaha) starts with bubbles and canapés, then Emilio gives us a demonstration in how to cook Risotto so good, of course some pasta, baked meats - rabbit, chicken, beef, sausage, ...
... markers continued to bemuse. With 35kms to go, we soon had 42kms to go, followed by 25km, then 32kms, then 12kms, then 2.4kms. No idea really.
Finally, Siena was in sight, and we cruised into the old part of town, and found a scooter barrier - pedestrians only. We parked the scooter, only to discover that there was more road around the corner, so we remounted, scooted through the barrier, up the hill, and back on track toward the middle of town. Soon, near ...
Other places to stay in Florence
Via Agnolo Poliziano 8, Florence | Innfrom $58
San Marco, Florence | Innfrom $45
Historic District/City Center, Florence | Innfrom $59
Historic District/City Center, Florence | 1 star innfrom $72
- Wonderful Pensione
- Very Nice Stay!
- Pretty shabby actually
Historic District/City Center, Florence | Innfrom $179
Santa Maria Novella, Florence | Innfrom $177