Let me apologize for not posting sooner. I had every intention of posting while in Italy or just after returning, unfortunately, my busy schedule as a teacher/artist prevented this until now. During the week of Carnevale we traveled to Florence and Rome with every intention of being in Venice for Fat Tuesday. However, that was not to be and we stayed an additional day in Florence. To be quite honest it was probably for the best. There is so much art and architecture it could take you months and years to see it all. Staying at la Residenza Giotto just of the we just steps away from the Duomo. Despite some difficulty finding it initially it was a pleasant and quite stay and the patio has views like this!