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Travel Blogs from Borgo San Lorenzo
... from the center. There was/is a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills from the drive. Goats, horses, cows, donkeys, are a few animals found in their quant farm. The signs were hand painted and situated perfectly, giving a country feel. BUT..There was no one to be found at the inn.
We walked around, knocked on doors, rang door bells until after awhile an extremely tall italian walked up. (I think the neighbors saw us and called..) He greeted us with a little confusion and ...
... building. I missed his famous Maddalena which a worker told me is in the Uffizi? There were lots of Della Robbia's famous glazed terracotta bas reliefs.
Now I am sitting and sketching Michelangelo's Bacchus, much more antique looking and not nearly so dissipated as in the photographs I have seen. Right next to it is the Pitti Madonna, a tondo, a group of figures sculpted as a relief in the round made for a ...
We steel ourselves for an epic art extravaganza and head to the famous Uffizi. Everyone and their mother (as well as ever-reliable tripadvisor) has advised that we book ahead - so we did. Thank god. The queue is about 5 miles long, so we smugly nip ahead and are up to the famed second floor in minutes. We tick off the whole Renaissance gang, from Botticelli to Michelangelo. My fave is Birth of Venus and I love the two epic ...
To see David this morning. Impressive. Santa Croc next stop for famous tombs. Then Salvatore Ferragamo museum - and not buying myself a pair of their shoes! Dissapointing exhibit of shoes or about company. Main focus was exhibit if Marilyn Monroe - photos , shoes& dresses. That was quite interesting. Floretine steak for ...
... highlight was a large cross than hung down in the middle of the church and was from the 13th century. Right around the corner from the church was the Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella. It is the oldest and most famous pharmacy in Florence, open to the public since the early 17th century. It is made up of several different rooms, each selling different types of products.
Our next stop was one of the most historical, the Basilica di Santa Croce. It was a decent walk to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool