Travel Blogs from Tuscany, Italy

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Didn’t anyone wear clothes back then???, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Didn’t anyone wear clothes back then???

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Spencer has been itching at the bit to use the 'extra amenities' since we arrived here, so while I potted around inside he and Lyndon had a table tennis challenge followed by a foosball tournament. I am not really sure who won, seemed to get a different ...

Day 19, Firenze, Italy travel blog

Day 19

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we have climb over 2200 steps! (That doesn't include smaller staircases and any walking we did). We started with the Duomo; there are 6 areas to see. First we climbed to the top of the dome - 471 steps each way. Then we went inside the Cathedral ...

Day 18, Firenze, Italy travel blog

Day 18

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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... on the alps and the few people who were on the train seem to be going skiing. We changed trains at Torino, Italy. The atmosphere there was completely different. Signs made sense, directions were more accurate and the train.....10 times better than the ...

Cycling in Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Cycling in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... chill on the beach, or something. I am still learning my limits. The first day out of Nice I went through Monaco and into Italy. Three countries in one day…that’s a first! Lovely coast and the transition into Italy was not very noticeable to ...

Like mother, like daughter ….. oh dear, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Like mother, like daughter ….. oh dear

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We were sad to farewell Rome as we have all really enjoyed it, however the itinerary is set so move on we must. We were on track to be ready for our host Pina to arrive at the planned time of 10.00am but she arrived 10 minutes early. Like I tell my Dad ...

Leaning buildings & American burgers, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Leaning buildings & American burgers

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Our host Sylvia had warned us when we arrived that there was work being done in town that meant we would have no power from 8.00am until 4.00pm today, so we decided to get up and out before this was an issue. Thankfully the workmen were running late as ...

Day 21, Pisa, Italy travel blog

Day 21

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we caught the regional train to Pisa. It's a slow train....only got to 146kmph. We walked through the city to the Piazza Del Miracoli were the famous leaning tower is. It is now reopened to the public so we were able to book tickets to climb to ...

On our way to Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

On our way to Florence

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We tried to make an early start as today we have to get ourselves to Italia. As I don't have a passport at this time we cannot use airplanes. My passport is still with the visa agency in Holland. So we travel by train today. Our friends went out of their ...

Definitely luck, not stupidity., Viareggio, Italy travel blog

Definitely luck, not stupidity.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... our butts. Oh how they pained, but(t) only slightly more than the realisation that, for the most part, campsites are now closed in Italy. We had luckily landed in a gorgeous town, Levanto, where our budget found us a hotel. We roamed the three blocks of ...

Day 22, Firenze, Italy travel blog

Day 22

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today was our last full day in Florence and it was museum day! We went to the Ufuzzi Gallery and were done in 1 1/2 hours so we went next door to the Galileo Museum which was the most interesting museum of the day. It was full of historical scientific ...

Florence and Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence and Tuscany

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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3rd-5th August Its Mandy hear, I'm giving Pete a rest as we have a few blogs to get through. We planned to go to Rome and the Amalfi Coast near Naples but after the craziness of Cinque Terre and Grossetto we decided to head towards Florence and ...

Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly, Florence and Tuscany, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... we ended up splitting the vacation into 10 days in Central Europe (see July 31 entry) and 1 week in Florence and Tuscany. We chose Italy in December because Amsterdam doesn't get much sun in the wintertime, which can be depressing. Italy is close ...

Our first hilltop, walled town … gorgeous, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Our first hilltop, walled town … gorgeous

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... the time we got back that we had to scrap the picnic idea and eat at home, because we were all starving. Our drive through Tuscany was just lovely, the rain had gone but there were still beautiful fluffy clouds in the sky which just added to the site. We ...

Like Jonah, Livorno, Italy travel blog

Like Jonah

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Boarding the ferry to Livorno I felt as thought I was swallowed up.  A boat almost twice the size of our last, but with even less passengers it was empty! I have been quite anxious about this part of our journey.  Most likely it’s just ...

Florence renaissance overdose, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence renaissance overdose

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We had booked a suite for two days and a standard room for today so we have to change rooms. We packed the suitcases and the Hotel was kind enough to move them later on when the other room was ready. After our breakfast we headed out to the Ufizzi ...

Gorgeous goreous gorgeous Siena, SIena, Italy travel blog

Gorgeous goreous gorgeous Siena

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Italian classes are progressing well. We had a test last Friday, so I was forced to revise. Unfortunately I am a bit lazy and still speak in English at home as the girls speak such good English. I must try and practise my Italian more! Since I last ...

A cheeky pre-holiday... and an engagement, Tuscany, Italy travel blog

A cheeky pre-holiday... and an engagement

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Up at 03.45am for the hour and a bit drive to Glasgow Prestwick, and a flight to Pisa. We met up with friends Si & Gill later that afternoon where it took Ida a full 10 minutes to notice the glittering diamond on Gill's finger. Off to Borgo di ...

Back to school, FLorence, Italy travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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CLasses have started at the Leonardo school. Lessons are going well and I feel that we are learning quite quickly. I get to sleep in as lessons don't start til 9am, and the school is only a 10 minute walk from the apartment. I stop off for a coffee and ...

Viva Firenze., Florence, Italy travel blog

Viva Firenze.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We woke up to a beautiful sunny day in Florence. The temperature was comfortable as we headed out to explore the city. We walked along the river side towards the Uffizi museum. According to the various sites on the internet it is better to reserve ...

Tuscan country side, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Tuscan country side

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... list of must sees that Ben, an Italian and ex colleague of mine gave me when I asked him for tips on a visit to Tuscany. And indeed it was a special sight. Nowadays men compensate certain shortcomings with the size of their car or boat. But in medieval ...

Straighten Up, Pisa, Italy travel blog

Straighten Up

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Pisa, Tuscany, Italy GMT +1:00 hour Alternate Route Next stop Pisa, a short 1 hour train ride west from Florence and somewhere we had decided to drop in on before continuing onto Rome. The beauty of going to Rome from Pisa is that we'll be ...

The Renaissance Migraine, Florence, Italy travel blog

The Renaissance Migraine

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy GMT +1:00 hour Boring Arty Stuff? Our brief stop in northern Italy came to an end and we moved south to the Tuscany region and a 3 night stay in its capital, Florence. The region of Tuscany may be better known ...

Livin' La Dolce Vita, The Tuscany, Italy travel blog

Livin' La Dolce Vita

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... away down alleys of modern cities; seaside towns that smell like perfume; and a bounty of fresh vegetables, homemade sweets, and Tuscany wine. Italy has been a feast of sights, smells and tastes. Eager to see it all, we scurried around the great sites ...

Short stop in Siena, Siena, Italy travel blog

Short stop in Siena

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Siena, known as Italy's Gothic gem, was another short stop which we unfortunately did not have enough time to explore in-depth and would have to come back to, when we return to do a tour of the Italian wine lands (hopefully in a few years ...

Saints can be so interesting, Siena, Italy travel blog

Saints can be so interesting

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... old head of Catherine Benincasa.    Elenka and I won't complete this journey until we've traveled all the way to Transylvania in search of Dracula's Castle. If only we'd known that Italy held such macabre treasures.         ...

Finishing Italy in a Hurry, Florence, Italy travel blog

Finishing Italy in a Hurry

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... so we thought. Before I noticed the spelling on the board above the track and realized we were getting on a train to Genova, Italy and not Geneve, Switzerland. Between Genoa, Genova and Geneva I'm sure there's a lot of confused, misplaced people.) And we ...

Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy travel blog

Boboli Gardens

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) Yesterday we went to the Pitti Palace to buy a three-day pass which all the guidebooks said we could get.  This would have given us time in the Pitti Palace museums plus the Boboli and everything else.  Because it was very popular, the ...

Florence at first glance, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence at first glance

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... cue - maybe a few minutes early since they hadn't lit all the candles yet, and had the most pleasant dinner so far in Italy. For appetizer, Sara had tagliatelle with ragu and I had gnochettini with some sort of delicious tomato mix.  I had an ...

Casentino and the battle of Poppi, Poppi, Italy travel blog

Casentino and the battle of Poppi

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We went to Poppi (which Sara calls Poopi) because it was the home of the Guidos.  We hoped to see some guidos, but couldn't find any.  I think they were hiding.  We visited their giant castle in Poopi and saw the dungeon where they ...

A few photos from Fiesole, Fiesole, Italy travel blog

A few photos from Fiesole

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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A pretty quiet week for me as I came down with a nasty cold when I got back from the Amalfi coast. I took a few days off school and am now almost better. My housemates are away for another couple of days, so the house is quiet too. But the weather is ...

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