Travel Blogs from Empoli
... 4 wait staff to about 30 tables. We mixed it up with the wine tonight and went for a nice local chianti. At a nearby table a woman had a dog with her. In France we got almost used to seeing little dogs laying under tables and chairs, always restrained. But this dog was big, like the size of a greyhound, and the woman just let it wander around to other tables which was a bit gross and rude to me. Thankfully I had finished my meal when ...
... Rick Steve's I had download before coming over. It was a great option to have and we learned a great deal sitting behind David while looking up at his buttocks. We saw a few other intriguing sculptures and art before leaving for lunch. We grabbed some fruit from the local store and had lunch on a small piazza. We finished our lunch time with some gelato before exploring the Uffizi gallery. We walked right in at the Uffizi and climbed the three staircases to the ...
... off the train a nice old man gave us directions to the lake. This kindness was reflected throughout the village as every single child we passed said “bonjour” which huge smiles on their faces. The village itself was really pretty, positioned in a valley between two huge sets of snow capped mountains.
The underground lake was actually quite small - we walked 2km, for a lake that must have been no longer than 500m! But it really was worth ...
... where that is' and we added 'north of Montana', he said 'ok...north'. Luckily, he left soon after we started talking.
For dinner, we walked to a cafe near the Cathedral called Trattoria Buzzino. It is a little chilly in the evenings in Florence, around 5 degrees, but Andy and I bought scarves in Rome, in the hopes to look as stylish as the Romans. All we succeeded in achieving was discovering how having warm necks help keep you warm while walking! Anyways, back to dinner, ...
... up selling their work. The steps are awesome for people watching. There was just so many people and so much going on. At the very bottom is a fountain that you can drink out of too and the water is so fresh and cold! Then we went to a restaurant in a little piazza right next to the Spanish Steps. I ordered bruschetta with Italian blue cheese and tomatoes. Yummy in my tummy.
We had a 3 hour walking tour later that day, which was really informative and interesting. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed