An amazing hotel
An amazing hotel in an amazing location. The rooms are nicely decorated and the bathrooms are very luxurious. It is on a hillside behind florence ad the view is stunning from the terrace. There is a bar at the hotel and drinking in the evenings and watching the city was lovely. The swimming pool was nice as were all of the grounds. If I was going back to Florence I would definately stay there again.
Baptism of Jesus
This is the Baptism of Jesus found in the Museum Della Opera next to the Duomo. This piece stands in a hallway by itself and is not displayed very well. However when we came across it we had to stop and take in the beauty of the work. There was a stairway across from it and we were able to get pictures of it from several different angles as well as from overhead on the stairway.
Nestled in the hilly valleys between the Arno and Mugnone rivers, beautiful Fiesole offers spectacular views of nearby Florence (8km to the south) and is a welcome fresh-air retreat from the city bustle. The city readily reveals its Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance past, and as a summer retreat it has attracted the likes of Boccaccio, Proust, Gertrude Stein and Frank Lloyd Wright. Fiesole has a duomo, an impressive art museum and an archaeological site featuring an Etruscan temple and the remains of a Roman theatre and baths. Fiesole is especially popular as a picnic spot, and its fascinating winding streets offer atmospheric walks.
The Vintage selection is an open-to-the-public event featuring quality vintage held at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence two times a year, during Pitti Immagine trade fairs
(January and June). You can find there lots of nice things such as dresses, knits, shoes, bags, belts, hats, scarves, costume jewelry, military clothing, denim and sportswear, for men and women. Most of the merchandise, including furnishing and home accessory collectibles, date from the Thirties to the Eighties. Everything is quite expensive, but if you are lucky an patient you could also find some good bargains!
Great Local Food!
Not far from the Ponte Vecchio, remarkably untouristy. Lunch: anything: Fixed menus at E10 (Steak and salad) or E7 Pasta and then a main dish
For two E22 or about $30, yum
Dinner: Ravioli - to die for, about $30 per person with wine.