Podere la Valle
Travel Blogs from Florence
... in the 1860's and now the esteemed headquarters for the local mayoral office. Highlights for this visit were the frescos adorning the walls and ceilings of the Medici apartments, located above the city hall, as well as the 360 view from atop the tower, a rewarding end to the climb up 233 narrow Medieval stairs to get there! Our short stay, combined with our main sightseeing day being a Monday and invariably the most likely day of the week for some tourist spots to ...
... nothing like Luzern but is equally as unique!
... the uscita or exit. And then my world crumbled when Pamela found another floor of the museum. Oh well, apart from a couple of Caravaggio's this floor was of the lesser know artists. (Pamela: That did not stop Mark racing through the floor so I barely saw anything! He would have run passed the Caravaggio's if I hadn't stopped him.) All in all i thought the museum was good but not as good as people rave about. I understand that may be sacrilege to someone with an ounce ...
... around in a building in which the Grand Duchy of Tuscany lived in te 1500's. No pictures were allowed inside, so it's hard to describe the endless amounts of art and rooms. After about an hour exploring the giant palace, we decided that were in need of some gelato, stat!
Luckily, we didn't have to wander too far outside of the palace to find some gelato. It seemed extra crowded on the streets as we made our way to the San Lorenzo outdoor market ...
... the market until we found a shop selling leather jackets. The sellers had a hands off approach which was a nice change. I found one I liked then left it to Rena to bargain and was more then happy with outcome. We wandered the streets some more looking at the all the lovely things for sale and found some leather handbags in a little shop at 58 via dei Neri which were asking to be brought. Three handbags later we were off ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services