Podere la Valle
Travel Blogs from Florence
... cheese –yum!). At Multipulciano they have barrel races (with 80 kg barrels) up the steep windy cobbled streets - the photo below shows 2 guys practicing for the upcoming competition. Many of the medieval towns have big festivals during August and the towns are very colourful with flags along the streets, decorations and special events. Then via Siena (where the big horse race was only a couple of days beforehand) we travelled south to stay in Rome for 2 ...
... by Dan Brown right now. Well, yesterday I was at the part where Langdon was travelling to Venice. Get this, I was reading this part while I was on the train to Venice (I forgot to mention it in my Venice blog). So, I was all excited because I was literally on the heels of the story !! So, now in Florence I'm up to the part in the book where he has left Venice. I've already read the main Florence section where, get this, he is in the Palazzo Veccion in all the secret ...
... area (ie: the marriage of Francisco and the Giovanna of Austria). We learnt a lot about medieval art and renaissance art. About schools of art and the master and apprentice workshops. But most of all we saw way too many sculptures of hunky guys without their pants on! We walked up the hill to the Piazzale Michelangelo for a Panoramic view of Florence. We grabbed some Italian sandwiches and a bottle of sparkling water and sat on ...
... around Venice especially during the night when you only came across the occasional traveller in the shadowy tight alleyways. It was not hard to imagine the fictional character Commissario Guido Brunetti by author Donna Leon chasing villains throughout these ally's. The imagination can run away with you while walking the streets, spy and intrege just ooze from the walls. Train has arrived we now start the next part of our journey, Florence the birthplace of the ...
... of your own survival, sir, just don't. Consider yourself lucky that all you got was 'the look.'
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility