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International telephone inquires Travel Information Switzerland (Hotel Park Palace, Piazzale Galileo, % 055-222434, fax 055-220517, Tues/Fri, 4-5 pm) 22 n Accommodation n Accommodation Costs & Types of Accommodation While Italy has a generic star-classiHOTEL PRICE CHART fication system for hotels, most star categoriesfrom the deluxe five-star Rates are per room with private down to the most basic one-star – are fixed bath, based on double occupancy, with the provincial tourist office and quality including breakfast.
He also added the frescoes to the regal Salone dei Cinquecento (the Room of the Five Hundred), which at once time housed Savonarola’s republic government and still houses Michelangelo’s Genio della Victoria. In contrast to all this grandeur, Studiolo next door was the workspace of the alchemy- and astrology-fascinated Francesco I (as can be seen from the instruments on display). It seems more like a tiny broom closet. Look for wall illustrations on the themes of earth, water, air and fire. On the second floor, the ceiling of the Sala dei Gigli (the Room of Lilies, the city’s symbol) was fashioned by brothers Giuliano and Benedetto da Maiano with frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio on the walls.
Road Viale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . avenue Vicolo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . alley n Religion Although currently in decline, Italy’s dominant religion is Roman Catholicism (80% of inhabitants). Churches are generally open from 7 am-noon and from 4:30-6 pm. English-Language Services Santa Maria del Fiore (Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Sat, 5 pm) Chiesa di San Giovanni di Dio (Borgo Orgnissanti 16, Florence, Sun and holidays, 10 am) St James American Episcopal (Via B.