Hotel Arnolfo

Via F. Campana 8, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany, 53034, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa

Day 56 Gambassi Terme to Colle Val d'Elsa 16 miles

A travel blog entry by stuartkil on Oct 10, 2013

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... were in a different part or I was off-season. Lucca was different but it was more of a city. When I entered a large walled village called San Gimignano at lunchtime I thought that, with any luck, I might get a shop open to buy some stuff for lunch. Instead, I was met with wall-to-wall tourists as far as the eye could see. Their buses must have been parked at the other side of the village because there was no warning. One minute I was on ...

In Florence

A travel blog entry by while on Jun 04, 2013

2 comments, 2 photos

... ing to just walk around aimlessly. I confirm that I can find my way back to the train station, though there isn't a Moleskine store for me to add to my stamp collection. As I wander back I end up in the centre of the market again, and look for a scarf as it's been colder than predicted (and I like getting scarves). For the second time I run into a creepily determined street vendor. The first time I was looking at bags, mentioning wanting a cheaper one, and the ...

The unexpected surprises

A travel blog entry by josiezim on Mar 25, 2013

3 comments, 52 photos

... and heading home early the next morning.

Meanwhile, Laura and I lit a mental candle for our fellow travelers in turmoil but refused to let the day be spent in misery. (That was mostly my attitude. I think Laura continued to feel pretty badly about her husband and kids stuck in uncertainty.)

We landed in Pisa, hopped a bus to the tower and ooohhed/ahhhhed at the Cathedral. We then took an hour-long bus ride to Florence and easily found our ...

So many updates!

A travel blog entry by hcarr13 on May 27, 2012

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... actually just happened. Some people tried to help, but there really wasn’t anything we could do. At least we were safe. It could have been a lot worse. All he took was my European phone (which is cheap and easy to replace), 20 euro and my license. Now that it’s over we can laugh about it and it’s kind of fun to tell people that I got mugged. Hey, it’s a good story. I’m always super paranoid about pickpocketers, but I never thought ...

Ciao Baby!

A travel blog entry by kbell6 on Jun 29, 2011


... duomo, or dome of Florence is quite a site, but certain parts were clean and othe parts were being cleaned so yet again more distracting scaffolding.  I guess this is just what you have to deal with when keeping up a building that is over 1500 years old, well parts of it are that old.  We were told that you can climb to the dome and get incredible views, but it's 400 and something steps!  That's almost double of st pauls. I knew I didn't have enough time to really stand in line ...


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