- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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... you could see for miles and miles in all directions and across the roofs of Florence. After returning to the ground I joined the queue to go into the Duomo. Below the floor is San Reparato which are the remains of the previous two cathedrals on this site. For lunch I headed to the Central Markets. I bought some of the amazing dried fruit I've seen here - apricots, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya and cherries. Initially I thought the main eating area ...
Huge day. Woke to drizzle and an overcast sky. What? I'm going horse riding in the rain ... But it is in Tuscany. So probably OK. And I have ridden in the rain before. Caught a taxi to our meeting point outside McDonalds opposite Florence's main Railway Station. Arrived early. 8.40am. Tour meeting at 9.15am. They charge half a Euro to use the facilities at McDonalds here. Well we got back at 7pm. And I am now in bed. It's 8.33pm. Will have to finish this later. The ...
... gardens. Views over Florence were amazing but the palace itself was a bit underwhelming, as always it is disappointing to only venture through selected rooms, and to not see the original furnishings or decorations, but the rooms were very decorated and quite amazing still. I always love looking at the ceilings. I think if we were to come here again, I would pack a picnic lunch/dinner and find a nice spot to settle in with our books ...
Upon further research later, we learned that the first building we toured was “Cappelle Medicee”…Medici Chapel.
Around the corner we discovered the real Duomo. And it didn’t look anything like the first one. Construction of the cathedral began in 1296 and was completed structurally in 1436. It is of the gothic style. We located the ticket office (after more than a bit of ...
Yesterday, before I left the Cathedral, one of the guards
came up to me and told me that Sept 8th was the anniversary of the
church, which laid its first stone in 1296. What an anniversary. He told me
that once a year, visitors are allowed to go up the church and walk along the
balcony. We cannot believe our luck.
In the morning, we woke ...