Podere della Collina
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... local Florence team. Kim picked out some great jewelry and leather purses, but surprisingly, they were out of our price range. J We also got a chance to go inside the Santa Croce, another church, where Galileo, Michelangelo and many other important Italian people are buried. Later that afternoon, we took a trip to San Gimignano, which is an old Etruscan Town. It is about 55 km from Florence and is a walled hill town that started in the 10th century. It was along a road ...
... regarding the amazing sculpture and we wandered around it seeing the intricacies. You can still see the chisel marks where Michelangelo chipped away. It makes me wonder, did he have any idea at the time that we would be gazing at his work 600 years later?
It is thought that the pose is prior to David facing Goliath with his sling slung over his shoulder.Rick advised to look from a certain angle, and David's gaze is tentative and ...
... They were unfinished statues by Michelangelo. Only parts of each man were completed, so it looked as if they were bursting out of the blocks of marble. It was really beautiful. Going through the museum and seeing so many pieces by Michelangelo also felt like my trip was coming full circle. I learned so much about him on my tour through the Vatican museums that I had more of a backstory. It was great being in the city he considered home and seeing his work. ...
... evening we found a superb Wenzhou restaurant near our hotel. The food was so authentic it actually triggered memories of Wenzhou for all of us.
Next morning we climbed to the top of the Duomo to see a really good view of the city.
We really enjoyed the evening walks in the safe, busy streets of Florence. I think the kids have seen something important about how life in NZ could be improved upon.
... that GG described as the black hole of Calcutta. We then ventured forth to get our bearings, stopped for lunch at Maccas (yeah sorry but after bugger all breakfast they were in the right place at the right time with trusted vittles) and wandered down in the general direction of the river.
Florence is amazing, you emerge from a street the size of a back alley and BANG you are hit between the eyes with ...