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A Word About the Florence Hotel Alessandra

Cookie-cutter Holiday Inn, this hotel is not. Housed in a building dating from the 1400s, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What MrsMJ and I received is a comfortable stay close to everything that is important to see in a visit to Florence, Italy. The staff was very friendly, and could not have been more welcoming. In short, our stay was fantastic! We arrived Florence via Trenitalia, and on the advice of the hotel, took a taxi for the 1-kilometer journey to the hotel from the train station. While I am quite capable of walking that distance, I wouldn’t recommend it with luggage in the rain. The taxi was 10 Euros well spent. I had read in advance that…

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So….About Italy

You might remember that MrsMJonTravel and I are departing for Italy in late October. The ultimate goal of our trip is to arrive in Venice by November 4th, so we can board Celebrity Cruises latest beauty, Celebrity Reflection. But we have a few days to play with. We’ll spend one day in Rome, and then board a train for Florence. And from there….. we will explore as much of Tuscany as we can in the time we have. I really do not want to drive in Italy, but it looks like we may need to rent a car to really maximize our experience. On the other hand….the only reason to go is to drink wine. You get my drift? I’m considering…

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