Antico Borgo San Lorenzo
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Our host Sylvia had warned us when we arrived that there was work being done in town that meant we would have no power from 8.00am until 4.00pm today, so we decided to get up and out before this was an issue. Thankfully the workmen were running late as so were we, I had a jolt of fear at 8.25am when I realised that I had not yet used the hair dryer, eeeck. I managed to finish my hair in the nik of time so at 8.40am we were out the door.
... go except right out in front of the traffic, what a dim-wit.
As we finally drove away Lil told me ‘Mum, that driver just gave you the finger’ to which I non-proudly had to reply ‘well actually Lil, that may have been in response to me giving him the finger’. Then Lil casually said ‘don’t worry Mum, I gave him the finger as well’ while Spencer rolled around on the back seat laughing in a half hysterical, half ...
... ahead and use my pass. Again, it was confusing at first. After waiting in the ticket line (because I thought I had to get one before getting into the line into the museum) I was told to just get in the "Reservation" line. This is the line I used back in September—I went to the Accademia when the tour was here for the day.
I've discovered that I like to follow the museum guide book routes; they give me more of a ...
... me today!
We met our city tour guide outside the leather shop and she took us for a tour around the major sites of Florence; about 1 ˝ hours. Sites: Michelangelo's home, Mona Lisa’s home, the gorgeous pink and green Duomo and the impressive gold doors of the Baptistry. We walked through many shopping streets; she pointed out a department store that has a café at the top with a view of the city and very reasonable prices—more on that ...
... in 1475 and at a very young age showed signs of being a great sculptor. He and Leonardo di Vinci illegally studied corpses to get an insight into the internal workings of the human body so they could sculpt real shapes.
He died at 89 and in the museum is a bronze head piece cast from a "death mask" which was a plaster cast put on the famous person so they could create a likeness. He looked old and wrinkly.
At the age of 27 Michelangelo ...