Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa
... out as a look soon turned into a purchase - the good news is you can claim the tax back when you leave Europe! On the way back towards the Duomo, the shoes in the windows were too inviting to pass up so 2 pair of those went in the shopping bag as well. It was then back to the apartment to do the washing, rest the feet (and the credit card) and wait for the boys to return.
The next 2 days ...
... of ********", and a lie. The work is very hard for families who grow olives and make wine. We tasted her various labels, which are not sold outside of Italy. She served macaroni, which was more like a lasagna, with bread and olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Amazing! We bought the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to take home. Ended day in Florence. We got to hotel right before sundown, after 6. We went to the 7th floor to watch ...
... are less than 15 minutes(ours were 9 and 12). We buy our bus tickets for San Gimignano at the Tabacchi shop in the Poggibonsi train station. The 40 minute wait goes by fast with a lady from England stopping to ask if I speak English. Do I look Italian?She is trying to buy a bus ticket from the train machine which isn't working so I point her to the Tabacco shop. The bus departure board has our bus leaving at the same time as another bus. The wierd thing is they both have the same bus ...
... we could try. Got a pizza slice and browsed them. He was very smart that Leo!
Okay so now is our walk to the Michalngelo Square, best view of the city as it is high up, so lots of walking and steps - OUCH! On the way we go to some markets and then over a bridge that is so old it has houses built onto it. People live there! The bridge itself takes us past jewellers on both sides as we cross the river.
Up we get and we stop partway at a Rose ...
... to sing, " I love you, " to me. We were all laughing and enjoying the moment. Salvatore had not forgotten me! As we departed for the bus, I was completely caught off guard as he took me hand and kissed it! And tried to kiss up my arm, but I pulled away laughing and completely grossed out! This was all in jest you must understand ( mom :)), I was not in danger! Although I pulled out the hand sanitized on the bus and soaked my arm in ...
Other places to stay in Colle di Val d'Elsa
Via Oberdam 5/7/9, Colle di Val d'Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $73
Via Piemonte 10, Colle di Val d'Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $124
Via Senese, Colle di Val d'Elsa | 2 star hotelfrom $91
Via Pieve in Piano 23, Colle di Val d'Elsa | Hotelfrom $67
Gracco del Secco 113, Colle di Val d'Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $139
Loc. Mensanello, Colle di Val d'Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $61