Aquaviva Hotel & SPA
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Travel Blogs from Casole d Elsa
... want to be the snail contrada because it didn’t really inspire speed and strength. The much preferred the falcon, the panther or the dragon. The duomo (cathedral) was one of the most stunning that we have ever seen. The moment we entered we gasped at the sheer beauty of what we were witnessing. Every centimeter of the inside of the gorgeous building oozes detail and artistic creativity. It was so hard to believe that human hands completed everything ...
After a fairly early start we were up and eating brekky in the warmth of the sun. Once we had all showered and packed up we headed off on foot into the centre of the city.
As we were above the city we had a wonderful view and from there it was down hill and across the river into the winding streets of Florence. It was really nice to just walk around lazily trying to take it all in. ...
... a bit of a stroll, we found a park, had un gelato and lay on the grass simply relaxing. Come 8pm I had to get Will from the stazione and take him to the hostel. This Saturday night was just buzzing with people and after chatting with a few of the new arrivals, Will, Claudia, a Londoner called John and I headed to the piazza surrounding the Duomo with a few bottles of wine and had a lovely mellow night chatting, playing cards and getting a little squiffy.
... excitement when she realised we were going to the home of the Vulturi – one of the vampire covens. You would have thought she was going to personally meet them.
When we arrived we found no reference to New Moon at first, so Mikayla started to feel a bit disappointed. However, we soon found the tourist information office and were welcomed by a big window display of Edward & Bella and the Vulturi. Fortunately we arrived 5 minutes before the tourist ...
... the girls making their way back to the pool. Right on cue the grey clouds rolled in again, accompanied by thunder and lightening. We headed back inside expecting similar torrential rain to yesterday, but the storm went around us and the sun came back out again.
We made the most of the meagre supplies we had for dinner, and then went for a short after-dinner walk. Really nice relaxing day – just what the doctor ordered!!
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