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Piazzale Michelangelo

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  • Day7

    The gangs all gone

    November 9, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    So it's goodbyes all around as Jayne and I head off for Florence while Steve, Dorothy, Lisa and Dan drive off into the sunshine and Rome. But not before dropping us off at the station first. Easy check in at the hotel then off to the market. Sooo busy but fortunately managed to fight for a table where we had the soup of the day; tomato, in a bun watching Chelsea v Crystal Palace on big screens. You don't get this in Blackpool!!!!Read more

  • Day13

    Fontane delle Rampe del Poggi

    September 29, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    So... whilst walking down off the top of the world... we stumble upon the most amazing water falls and park. 5 tiers of waterfalls crossing 3 roads.
    At the bottom is a fountain and one of the medieval towers that used to protect the city.
    Well worth a visit and it's all downhill!

  • Day25

    Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

    September 23, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Next on the itinerary was a visit to the Piazzale Michelangelo, Michelangelo’s Square, to admire the views of the city. I had researched how to get there and even though I had worked out it would be easy enough to catch a bus, we ended up walking there, and it was a long hot walk, up lots and lots of stairs. Thankfully there were the beautiful gardens, Giardino delle Rose, halfway up where we could stop, refill our water bottles and rest before continuing. The views from here were impressive enough, so we could only image what it would be like at the top. It was a lovely much needed rest stop.

    After a brief rest, onwards and upwards we climbed and thankfully the views were worth it. They were very impressive, and would be beautiful at sunset, but it was extremely hot and there was very little shade to sit and enjoy while waiting for the sun to set. The Piazzale, built in 1869, was dedicated to the famous sculptor Michelangelo, hence the title of the square, and features bronze copies of some of his marble works found elsewhere in Florence, the most famous being the statue of David. The monument is certainly impressive against the Florentine skyline.

    If we ever return to Florence, we would definitely catch the bus to the top and time it so we could admire the sun setting over this historic city.
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  • Day3

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    May 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Up on a hill South of the Arno river, you can catch some of the best panoramic views of Florence for free!

    This plaza was constructed in 1869 (when Florence was the capital of Italy!), and is dedicated to the renaissance sculptor Michealangelo. Replicas of his more famous works (including the David) can be found at the summit.Read more

  • Day4

    Florence

    July 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Florence is beautiful. The place we're staying in is a building erected in the 12th century, and has a lot of character. While the hostess explained how to run the A/C and operate the locks (in Italian), I read the poorly translated sign and failed to make any sense of it, other than getting a sense of alarm. Laura and I had a good laugh after reading the Italian version, basically saying don't use the a/c and water heater at the same time or it would blow the fuse.

    We went out for dinner and drinks at one of the places Laura's friend Monia recommended, where Laura got along famously with the wait staff. I, on the otherhand, had my glass of wine taken from me (it was meant for another table). We had the bistecca alla fiorentina (T bone the size of my head) and a truffle pasta that was phenomenal. After dinner, we had a quick apéritif and some grappa at a nearby bar.

    Next morning, hit Florence and saw the major landmarks. The piazzale Michaelangelo offered the best view of the city.
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  • Day8

    Florenz III

    April 17, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück ging es nomml kurz in die Altstadt zum Dom. Da wir gestern keine Lust hatten, uns bei praller Sonne und Hitze in die riesige Schlange anzustellen und heute auch nicht, haben wir uns schlicht und ergreifend vor einer Schulklasse reingedrängelt und gedacht, denen ist eh Wurscht und stört nicht.
    Der Dom war innen recht schlicht eingerichtet, hübsche Kuppel und als viertgrößte Kirche Europas auch entsprechend dimensioniert, 3h hätten wir uns dafür aber nicht anstellen wollen. Also alles richtig gemacht mit der Vordrängelei.
    Danach gings dann noch zum Piazzole Michelangelo um das Panorame über die ganze Stadt zu sehen. Sehr schön, überraschend wenig überlaufen und dank wieder besten Wetter auch weite Sicht gehabt.
    Danach ging‘s dann auf gen Norden Richtung Heimat.
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