Pian d'Ercole Resort
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Continental Breakfast
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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Travel Blogs from Montebonello
We had a really early start to the day, waking up to an alarm for the first time in a while, urgh. Sean had booked us an 8:15 tour with a historian at the Galleria dell'Accademia to see the Michelangelo statues including David. We were out by 7:00 but traffic was heavy at that time and the Galleria is quite a hike from the station. We got there just before 8:00 and had some confusion finding the meeting point (the street numbers go: 50, 51, 52, 53, 105, 54, 55... what the hell, ...
... We visited Santa Croce church. Apart from its magnificent architecture and artworks by Giotto and Michelangelo, it is the resting place of Galileo and Michelangelo, both of whom were also born in Florence. We strolled through the leather markets, enjoyed the must have daily gelato, and had a great steak for dinner. It's starting to feel like we've been away from home for a long ...
... cookies. It was probably the best out of all of the flavors that I had tried. Later, we shopped around a Florence for a while. While walking through the busy streets, I noticed that there were a lot of police men around. Sarah said she agreed that it was more than normal, and assumed maybe someone important was in town. As we walked around, I heard loud bangs which I knew were drums. We followed the sound and found some sort of performance going on in a piazza, with music playing by a band ...
... lunch we headed for another museum, the Palazzo Davanzati only to discover it was closed.
We were exhausted so we returned to our hotel to relax after stopping in the lobby for “tea”. At around 8 PM, Joe walked a couple blocks and picked up a pizza which he “smuggled” into our hotel room. Bringing food to the hotel is frowned upon according to a small sign in the lobby. They don’t really have a restaurant so maybe it’s the ...
... we arrived the queue was very very long. We stood in the hot sun for over an hour to get into the gallery. Once inside we got audio guides and slowly walked around the gallery. Of course the statue of David was a high point was unbelievable that it was only carved from one piece of marble. As we were in here for a few hours we decided to take the long walk home back thru the main shopping streets, where we picked up ...