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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... and encircling walls form "an unforgettable skyline". The city is on the ridge of a hill with its main axis being north/south. It is encircled by three walls and has at its highest point, to the west, the ruins of a fortress dismantled in the 16th century. There are eight entrances into the city, set into the second wall, which dates from the 12th and 13th centuries. While in other cities, such as Florence, most or all of their towers have been brought down due ...
... and saw lots of Etruscan artifacts uncovered in the past 60+ years. When we finished at the museum, we walked way up another hill to the overlook...oh my goodness...such a view of the entire city of Firenze. We enjoyed a few pictures...scouted a picnic spot for next year and walked back down to the bus. Nap time.....then supper....walk for gelato and now watching Brazil vs Cameroon...our game of the night. Buona ...
... as we can explain that we are staying with her and she kept us chatting, and indeed the restaurateurs at Le Barrique seem to understand when I offer this explanation. However it was never going to be a problem — after apologetically turning us away on Saturday night because they were full, tonight we are their only customers! With winter starting to bite in the last few days, they seem not too surprised by this, though. The food is ...
Today GG had control of the itinerary (!) and we jumped on the "Hop On Hop Off" buses to tour around the city and hinterland. First stop was the church of Santa Croce where my hero Galileo is interred along with many other luminaries. It seems appropriate that his crypt faces Michelangelo's across the church. I came around the world to see this place as I have read so much about the great man and yes, I had chills standing there.
... many famous artists. Unfortunately as with a lot of the tourist attractions you can wait a couple of hours just to get a ticket and on arrival this was the case. So plan B came into play back to the Pitti Palace as that is also a museum. Sadly they had no audio guides available to hire, nor information in English other than an 10 euro guide book and we were informed that all the information boards were in Italian. That coupled with the offhand manner of the ticket ...