View from the terrace of & rsquo; Hotel Monaco & Grand canal
I remembered the vaporetto, small alleys on which abuts, ice-creams, the small caterer removed the & rsquo; arsenal, s & rsquo; hostel where girls and boys were separated, pasta to dry ink, werewolf on the bus…
My first time in Venice c & rsquo; was there 7 years for the biennial d & rsquo; architecture where j & rsquo; had gone with my school. I remembered that everything was fine, that this city on the & rsquo; water was crazy.
But my memory was very bland indeed. J & rsquo; have rediscovered Venice last week at d & rsquo; delicious day organized by Chantal Thomass (I will return to the reason for this visit very soon).
We had the chance to ride around the city by boat, j & rsquo; so have seen a very different Venice last, from new angles. J & rsquo; étrennais a new goal with my camera, j & rsquo; was like crazy.
For those who n & rsquo; have never been there, Remember the tourism side always a little off-putting and whisked away in this beautiful city. Praise a small apartment airbnb on in the southern part of the arsenal and made museums, there are plenty of beautiful exhibitions to (some addresses at the end of & rsquo; Article).
Lucca… a small town full of color, without the fuss, perfect for doing nothing in the sun and ask quietly.
J & rsquo; had the coix from between one week and then in Florence 2 Lucca days for a wedding, or spend all my time in Lucca. J & rsquo; I chose the latter and I don & rsquo; have not regretted !
The problem of & rsquo; a city like Florence c & rsquo; is that c & rsquo; is large and that & rsquo; there are a thousand things to do. Then quickly tried to go round the city on foot and make lots of visits. and go flat every night. And, stay in the city center is quite expensive, So we are left still a little way if you want to be in a nice, affordable place.
While Lucca c & rsquo; is small, a room in the heart of the city you can rent, tour the ramparts bike in one hour, around the city quickly feet, eat and drink cheap shots, eat the best ice cream in Tuscany, doing nothing, napping to the rhythm of the bell tower of the & rsquo; church. J & rsquo; loved <3
Here is a small guide my vacation :
# To go ~ Bus
5€ from Florence, departure is next to the railway station. Take a ticket at Cap COPIT here : Largo Fratelli Alinari, 9, Firenze, then a bus “Lucca Direttissima” at the corner of Via Fiume (platform 1). There are bus and 1:30 c & rsquo; is set, that takes you to Piazzale Verdi (ask the driver to warn you, there are several stops in Lucca).
# Airbnb to sleep ~
I swears by it when I travel and n & rsquo; have only good surprises.
J & rsquo; have rented This small room Ensuite bathroom that was at the heart of the city, close to everything (and to 2 minutes walk from the & rsquo; bus from Florence – pratique). No complaints, c & rsquo; was charming.
# To drink the & rsquo; aperitif ~ Emporio Del Sale
C & rsquo; Airbnb is our host who advised us l & rsquo; location. It includes all the young people of the city who come to taste wine and sample the cheeses and meats sold by the house. Perfect place to chat in a small pedestrian street candlelight for & rsquo; aperitif !
We tested several restaurants in Lucca but this one remains my favorite. A small place but unpretentious serving good local dishes (must taste the soup to Lucca) and also good boards of cold cuts and cheese. There are a lot of & rsquo; accustomed terrace, good sign ;)
I fart with my title but true j & rsquo; have understood that Firenze and Florence were doing that & rsquo; s a & rsquo; last year. Blond inside attitude.
I don & rsquo; have not spent much time in this beautiful city (barely 1 day 1/2) so I missed out on lots of things. J & rsquo; had printed le city guide de design sponge et l’article d’Anne So (where she had listed addresses owls). And I don & rsquo; have not done 1 tenth course. I preferred wandering the streets at random and do not overdo it because that & rsquo; was the holidays.
I advise you to :
# To go : Vueling
The low cost but where one can choose his place in & rsquo; plane (when we traveled solo c & rsquo; the balls is not to be seated next). J & rsquo; chose that but there are plenty of & rsquo; other cheap companies from d & rsquo; Orly.
# To sleep ~ A Vittoria Hotel
Now when I travel I fly large hotels and am looking for “boutique hotels”, Smaller, fewer rooms, always with original and neat decor. Everything was expensive in Florence, even the locations d & rsquo; apartments, j & rsquo; I opted this hotel which was really good.
Least : wifi paying and very expensive and very good restaurant but with a slightly bland room.
J & rsquo; d not have followed the & rsquo; n Anne valid and I c & rsquo; was soooooo good. For lunch on weekdays you will find instead, at night it is best to book.
The restaurant is located on a charming little place hidden but worth searching !
Trattoria Quattro Leoni Via dei Vellutini 1 / r square Fluke 50125 Firenze
# For lunch ~ Momoyama
Not very Italian, but this little noodle bar was lovely, j & rsquo; would have lunch there (but 2 days it would have been a shame anyway)
Borgo San Frediano 10r, 50125 Firenze
# For ice Gelateria Della Passera ~
A small shop with a couple of fragrances only. But good and amazing homemade ice cream flavors (Chocolate chili example). C & rsquo; is on the same square as the Quattro Leoni
Gelateria Della Passera
Piazza della Passera 15, 50125 Firenze
# Pour le shopping ~ la Officina Santa Maria Novella
The same, I don & rsquo; have that follow the small guide d & rsquo; Anne-so and I don & rsquo; was not disappointed. C & rsquo; a must see, l & rsquo; place is beautiful (it looks like a museum) and hard not to crack on a product in its deliciously retro packaging.
All n & rsquo; is not necessarily expensive (j & rsquo; have a nice bottle & rsquo; blossom water & rsquo; orange 12 €) but do not be shy and ask !