Travel Blogs from Florence
Up & drinking coffee and eating croissant again! Nice coffee this time, just around the corner and served by a lovely little Italian lady.
We checked out of our little rooms at Stella Mary in Florence and left our tightly packed cases with them while we became the 'crazy tourists' jumping on and off buses to look at the sights all in one day!
Screaming around the city on the top of a red bus, past churches, piazzas, old buildings, the ...
... we happily gave up the car and the keys to him. He looked respectable enough and I think the car will be there when we request it in two days. Before he took away the car, he showed us where the hotel was and how to get there. It was, OF COURSE, a stones throw from where we had parked the FIRST and SECOND time. I had circled the wrong block, but to be honest there is no way I would have found it. There was no sign – it is just a nondescript door sitting by two other doors. ...
... size-adjust: auto; ">The first stone was laid in 1296 but due to various things like the death of the architect, Cambio and the fact that he had designed a dome higher and wider than any that had ever been built before, with no external buttresses to keep it from spreading and falling under its own weight and hey, guess what.......no instructions on how to build it! Not unusual therefore that over 100 years after the first stone was laid, there was still no ...
We had our concierge book us into the Uffizi Museum as we had been told it can have long lines of people waiting to get in. So we were booked in at 10:45. Great, it meant we could have a nice leisurely breakfast of croissants, bread and coffee before making our way into town. Unfortunately Anna (the Aussie girl who we met serving us breakfast on our first morning) was off for the next 3 days and so our morning coffee was terrible! Aussies do make good coffee. It was a bit of ...
... Cypress, Olive and Umbrella Pine. We saw ancient Etruscan towns on the hillside in the distance. Tuscany gets its name from the Etruscans. Laurie and Dianne bought small paintings direct from the artist and we got a picture of the artist as we bought each painting.
After we got off the bus we had a walking tour of the old town of Firenze with a guide. The architecture is amazing. We cannot tell you all of the amazing sites ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed