Borgo al Cerro
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We arrived in Tusacany and settled into our apartment "Il Borgo di Cerro" near Casole d'Elsa. This little jewel is located between Florence and Siena, which would allow us to visit both areas without having to travel too far. We were surrounded by rolling hills, olive trees and fields of vineyards. It was beautiful. They opened the pool on our second day and the kids decided to jump in. Of course, the water was freezing. Luckily, the property was huge and the ...
... to the Palazzo Michalengelo, an ideal viewing platform where we parked ourselves as night fell and the lights of the city flickered on. We ordered some toasty warm hot chocolates as night fell and Michael tried out his 'night shot' technique. It was beautiful and romantic and freezing.
Our final day was relatively lazy wandering around the town taking photos and absorbing the city sights. We spent the evening in the hotel slurping up two minute ...
... Even the gondoliers and water taxi drivers are talking on the phone with one hand and maneuvering their vehicle with the other. It's fascinating to see how easily they can handle it all.
After arriving at the Santa Maria Novella Train Station in Florence we purchased our tickets for the next leg of our journey to Rome. We will be here three days but it saves a trip to the station if we handle it now. This time we were even able to bypass ...
... it was a warm rain!
We found a great sandwich shop near the hotel. Xander loves the salami here! It's apparently better tasting than Metropolitan Market's Salumi sandwiches. Also, headed for the best cappuccino cafe in Florence. Starbucks hasn't infiltrated Florence. It's probably because Starbucks would have to redo their entire coffee menu. If you order a latte ...
... were closed but it was gelatos for the girls and a wander around the alleys which didn't take long as it's very small.
Then it was back to the villafor lunch and the girls spent the afternoon in the pool which we again had to ourselves, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed