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Travel Blogs from Casole d Elsa
... play ping-pong, foosball or just run around and explore the grounds. We had a nice dinner at home on our first night and decided to visit Poggibonsi and Siena the next day. The Poggibonsi market was very cool, especially the food stalls. J-P wanted to eat everything in sight and Janik wanted to buy every leather handbag she saw. Luckily, she knew that we going to Florence the next day so, her leather fix would be met. We bought some local sheep’s ...
... of Savoia's bed
chamber and finally, the Oval Cabinet - the Gabinetto Ovale.
leaving Palazzo Pitti, you can enjoy a look round the Boboli Gardens
the only park in the city centre.
were designed so they would reach some strategic places the Medici family for example would enter the
gardens through the Vasari corridor. Set on the Boboli hillside between Palazzo
Pitti and the Fortress ...
... mall which had a huge hypermarket and stocked up on groceries and found an electronics shop and managed to get a dongle and SIM card which gives us internet connection as the villa doesn't have wifi, so we can keep in touch with the world.
Then it was onward to the villa when the car GPS had a hissy fit, so we relied on the old fashion follow the signposts which worked well and we saw a lot of ...
We had a nice relaxed breakfast and then hit the pool. It seems that we have the place to ourselves and the girls had heaps of fun making the pool their own. We all hung out at the pool for a while but Mike found he couldn't handle the heat for long and retreated back inside. I think the girls would have spent the entire day in the pool except for the fact that the water wasn’t particularly warm.
When they were ...
... br> Upon arriving in Florence, we walked right to the Duomo. I had read that if you walked to the top, there are amazing views of the city, so that's what we did. It was 463 steps to the top of the dome, but we did it and it was so worthwhile. The views at the top were just amazing. After that, we were hungry so Taylor took us to this little panini store where all the students frequent for a quick lunch. I had a panini with prosciutto, mozzarella, ...