Relais Castel Bigozzi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... different stages of completion and get a sense of how he worked.
We then headed to the Borgo in Tuscany - the tree lined entrance up the long driveway was pretty impressive and our the pool was nice (although only the Kiwis and the Aussies braved the coolish water and had a swim). Whilst in Tuscany we visited the hilltop village of San Gimignano, which still had a number of it's towers. The towers were built by the elite as a status symbol so each one tried to build ...
Good morning...this post didn't happen yesterday (it's really 9/11) but was too tired to type last night. We started the day late...perhaps them younguns found the jet lag ;). Our first mission was to find Ann some shoes...score! We then walked to the Sant' Ambrogio market. This is our favorite...they have a smaller inside than the Centrale, but far more farmer-vendors outside. We visited our favorite shop and ...
... by their families. After a tour of their magnificent grounds, vineyards, olive groves, wine making cellars and cattle quarters and the like, we settle in for a traditional lunch of bruschetta, Tuscan style, pasta Ragu, salami and prosciutto with cheeses and salad and delicious wines with each course. All the food and drink is grown, produced and prepared on the family farm. With full bellies we drive the short distance to the walled ...
... I found it in one that primarily sold perfume and cologne, because that wall of scents made me feel better.
My flight to Italy was a little late taking off, but hey no big, I really just plan on sleeping today anyway. Then things got really fun! We were about to land in Florence, like 2 miles from the airport, maybe a thousand feet off the ground, when suddenly the pilot punches it and starts climbing into ...
... the ridiculous line for climbing to the top of the dome. It was very informative and gave us access to the terrace area outside the roof of the cathedral. The highlight though was the unobstructed 360 degree view of Florence and the surrounding hill towns of Tuscany from the top of the dome (463 steps later). After a quick lunch, we visited Santa Croce Church, with the tombs of some famous Florentines: Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Rossini and Galileo. Speaking of Galileo, ...