Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa
Unlike Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Howell III, Gilligan and MaryAnn, we spent an incredible 3 hour tour with a tour guide named Helen in Florence. What a great experience.
Let me back up. You see, we left Venice at 8:30 via the Grand Canal by water taxi to arrive at the train station. We boarded the fast train to Florence and we were there in no time!
We stored our luggage at the station (piece of cake) and hit the road to the Duomo and the Baptistry. It ...
... the Cathedral was about 50m down the street!
The first day we spent exploring Florence sights including Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral and Michelangelo’s piazza which provided a beautiful view back over the city. In the afternoon we went on a tour of the Chianti wine region which is the most renowned in Italy for ...
... amongst others.
Whilst I was sitting outside Santa Lorenzo waiting for the bus, a couple next to me were taking photos with his super dupper - big lense camera. Down the street walking towards us, came this tall thin figure all in black with long flowing black cape, carrying an empty wine glass and a long stem rose. Very theatrical! He thought they had taken a picture of him, which they may have done, so he approached and started a conversation which seemed to be ...
... 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 ...
... how the sign in Japanese made more sense to us than the one in Italian. Mac ordered the gorgonzola pizza and I the four cheese gnocchi. While we enjoyed our mini bottle of house red we started reading the sign in Japanese again and one of the characters was bothering us. We looked it up in my phone and actually discovered that the well-meaning writer had mistaken the symbol with another although they sounded the same when spoken. Instead of actually writing ...
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