Grifoncino Suites Hotel

Via Gaetano Pilati, 20-22, Florence, Tuscany, 50136, Italy | Hotel
 

Travel Blogs from Florence

Seduced by Florence

A travel blog entry by tk2014

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... wine and while they're here everyone enjoys The Tuscan sun that warms her. For myself, I can't explain why I come here or what makes me want to stay. I can't explain why she draws me in or why I feel I need to do more here.

A 31 year old Australian male who has spent considerably more time over the years studying the state of origin forward packs than he has Michelangelo has no right to be overly impressed by the art. A man who has chosen to distance himself ...

Wanna be Italiano

A travel blog entry by karen1750

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... olive oils and the differences between the aged balsamic vinegars. Who knew!! Of course everything was taste tested and a glass of wine was also included - 10:30 in the morning and we were having wine! Life is grand. Giovanni the tour guide then took us to the test kitchen. There the group made from scratch tiramisu and 2 pastas along with their sauces. We ...

Florence — Day 2

A travel blog entry by robertsinton

... the nearby village for lunch. After six days in Italy I finally have my first proper pasta dish: a local fettucini-like pasta with a pork ragu. This is preceded by a large quantity of excellent antipasti and accompanied by a good house wine. After lunch we drive past the village of San Gimignano — as we are of course all snoozing by this point, the guide doesn't wake us until we get to the next small winery. Here they produce a white wine called Vernaccia, and their ...

Can I Get A Pope Hat?

A travel blog entry by bigfootineurope

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... keep quiet, the guards shushing us like weaponized librarians. FUN FACT: When the Pope asked Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel he originally said no. After finally convincing him, Michelangelo insisted that he have a written contract between himself and the Vatican, guaranteeing payment and that he had free license to paint what he wanted. He got his way on both accounts, the latter allowing him to portray God's naked bottom on the ceiling of the chapel.
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Stepping into the pages of GOMBRICH!

A travel blog entry by 2aussiesinavan

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... the proportions are so perfect, and one contemporary wrote of the work you need just to see this piece to understand all you need to know about art and sculpture. In the same gallery as this work were some unfinished sculptures of Michelangelo too, they were fascinating to see as they gave a sense of the figures he was sculpting stepping out from the marble and you could begin to appreciate the process involved in arriving at the finished ...

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This hotel, located in the Campo di Marte area of Florence, is near National Enoteca, SMA Uffici, Pugi Marcello, and Mac & Idea.
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