Hotel Residence Il Bambolo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... Once off the bus, we made a beeline for the gelateria and got in line. Mel had her usual Tiramisu and I had caramel and praline. The owner was outside the shop singing and posing for pictures with people.
Our stop in San Gimignano was entirely free time so we of course spent it shopping. We each bought a leather purse, as the prices seemed better than in Florence.
Before long it was time once again to return to the ...
... fortress surrounded by a moat nearby... no, it's not a moat--it's part of a network of navegable canals that crisscross the city. Comparing Livorno to Venice might be an overstatement, but the canals definitely do give it a different feel. In between the canals is a long regal boulevard with tall Mussolini style columns along all the buildings. Then around a corner is a very ecclectic looking modern building with hexoganal windows kind of lookin like a Picasso style head ...
... fish to the auction where each type of fish was by my the sellers. The auction takes place between 4am and 7am daily. The fish is weighed and a price is put up on the board. The price continuously decreases until a buyer pressed their button and buys the fish at that price. It is basically the reverse of the silent auctions that we do in America. They had stadium seating where all of the buyers sit and get what they need. Sometimes I ...
... a quick walking tour to get reacquainted with the main highlights.
For our leisure time, I headed back to La Mercatto - my favorite place to wander: leather goods, silk and wool scarves, and if course the Lucky Boar!
A couple of purchases and I was ready for a gelatto - pistachio please!
The group gathered again for the ...
... the next village we had a bit of a wander then caught a boat to the fourth village.
We wandered through this tiny town with some of the lane ways only a shoulder width apart. This building style was to confuse the pirates and to make the houses quite defendable. Solid doors on the bottom floor and no windows until the second or third floor; this was so they could throw out hot oil or last night's dinner onto the pirates. It ...