Marignolle Relais & Charme
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- Outdoor pool
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... a few blocks from the Accademia dell'Arte to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (3rd largest in the world). The basilica, known by locals as the Duomo do Firenze, is faced with white, red, and green marble similar to the Italian flag. The Baptistry in front of the church was being renovated, but we did see (and photograph) the entry doors known as the Gates of Paradise.
As our guide had our group assembled ...
... isn't meant to be hurried. It's not unusual in the US to be pushed along so the server can get another table and more tips. In Italy, it isn't customary to tip, so the server will let you stay there until closing if you'd like! In most cases, I have had to ask for my ticket, and this evening was no different.
With excitement, I pulled out my newly received credit card!!!!! (It, of course, was safely packed away in my money belt). We paid for ...
... sculptures more than regular sculptures. I think it's because of the emotions and sense of loss associated with those beautifully carved blocks of marble.
Basilica di Santa Croce is a modest building, elegant for sure, but ...
... in the 18th century. We went here to visit the impressive gardens but were also able to take in a beautiful costume display and a porcelain display - these made for a pleasant change from sculptures and paintings. This is our last day in Florence, we have another visit to the laundromat coming up followed by dinner at Pepo's, a restaurant recommended by ...
... the Bapistery, Giotto's Tower (Campanile), and Duomo with it's grand multi-coloured marble exterior and terracotta tiled dome.
More wandering found us at the Piazza della Signoria near the Uffuzi Gallery, and Pallazzo Vecchio, former palace / town hall. Saw statues and fountains etc. After that we were drawn to Ponte Vecchio, ...