Villa Le Sorgenti
Travel Blogs from Florence
... Florence are quite large and beautiful. Tried to visit the Accademie to see the famous David. Not wanting to be tied to a reservation time, we had not booked a tour, but convinced ourselves if we went at 6 on Sunday it wouldn't be a problem. Wrong. The line was just to long. Again, there's always next time. During one of our long strolls we happened to find the friendliest bacara. We needed a glass of wine, sat down at the single al fresco table and lo ...
... was dark and raining and as Di ran in to check if it was the right one, she stumbled and fell. Danielle, the owner, showed Liz where to park around the back and we proceeded to unload in the downpour. What a start to our French idyll!!!!!! The up side is that the villa is beautiful - a traditional old limestone French chateau, decorated in great taste. It also has a pool. We had a late dinner, after getting luggage and Di sorted, and all tumbled into ...
... home of the famous Medici family and the fake statue of Michelangelos David, not sure if we will make it to the real one tomorrow but it is apparently an exact replica. We then saw the old bridge with all the jewellers on it and the lucky piggy whose nose we rubbed. We also passed the house where Michelangelo grew up (yes, I'm a nerd these kind of places interest me) before heading to an Italian leather factory where we were shown how they make the florentine ...
... adventurous driving experience of my life so far. I have driven in snow, ice, desert, scenic ocean view highways, and even remote roads in Montana. But the drive in the Cinque Terre region of the Italian Riviera was absolutely thrilling! With the scenic beauty of the Ligurian Sea which hugs the Italian Riviera to one side and the rugged, narrow and steep roadway I was driving on with sharp ...
... to return to Florence. During the trip I chatted with a young lady from Miami who is studying in Florence but also working in one of the hotels. Unfortunately she had to move towards the back as more passengers boarded, so I wasn’t able to talk with her for too long.
When the Bus arrived back in Piazza San Marco, I walked back towards the hotel, and decided to stop at a nearby Irish Pub for a pint of Guinness. I was quite surprised to find ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed