Travel Blogs from Florence
... we had a very long walk up 4 giant flights of stairs (more stairs!). It is laid out in a huge U-shape, with most of the important stuff on the top floor: Botticelli paintings, gothic and renaissance works of art, and some Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael paintings. It was under renovation, so part of it was closed, but we still saw a lot. We saw some good views of Florence from both the gallery hallway on the top floor, and from the roof-top terrace upstairs. ...
... to the sights which are all nearby. He also mentioned a few places worth eating at, including the only local place open on a Sunday night. So, we headed back towards the train station and found the restaurant he mentioned for dinner just at the end of the street. A nice pizza and a bottle of wine for dinner, and back to the hotel On the way back we walked passed a rather large menorah (it was Hannukah) and was off to bed ...
... s David. It was moved here to a specially-constructed gallery in 1873, and replaced with the copy that we saw in the open air some years later. For lunch we make a rare stop at something approximating a fancy modern restaurant: Donatella had highly recommended the reasonably-priced set menu lunch at the Excelsior, which was very nice food-wise but also comes with a superb rooftop view over the whole of central Florence. It's ...
... Part of the Tuscany landscape are pencil pines - quite interesting. Tuscany, from what we saw, is as I imagined, only more beautiful. With houses in terracotta, and the mustard colour and the green vines terraced on the hills it looks amazing; add in the villages perched on the top of hills, and the scenery is magical. Our night was spent with much hilarity at an Italian restaurant with musicians. Great night, great food, company and ...
The roomies and myself decided to walk around the city today and explore! We came across what looked like wonderful places to eat, to clothing stores, to a gelato shop on every corner. Earlier in the day Stephanie and I googled Catholic Churches in Florence and it came up with Basilica di Santa Croce, and decided we better make ...
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