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Travel Blogs from Casole d Elsa
... again – just like one we took in 2008.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
So this morning we set out for our very favourite Tuscan town Siena. It is half an hour from Ambra so easy to get to BUT we did get a little lost and then finding a park proved to be very tricky, once again due to the deadly red & white Italian circle which stands for Zona Traffica Limitata – so we needed to avoid getting a fine. Eventually we parked at the Railway Stazione and ...
... and we prepared for the following day by packing the fridge with water and snacks. Entering Florence with the car was a little hairy since, as usual the streets are barely wide enough for one car and it is impossible to find parking unless you’re riding a bicycle. Our giant Peugeot (giant by Euopean standards) was crawling through the streets and J-P had to retract the mirrors in order to squeeze through some tight spots. We scored a parking spot that ...
... an alarm clock in this town.
I hear a rumor that the trail from Vernazza to Monterossa might open up today, so I head to the train station. I do my best not to make eye contact with the group of men who are sharing a bottle of wine and collecting used cigarette butts from the tracks. It is not quite 10am. Unfortunately, my evasion technique is unsuccessful and one of the men wants to chat. Thank goodness the train arrives soon! The woman at the ...
... on the harbour for pizza. Then we got more gelato. Yup, twice in one day. That is all we did all day. It was wonderful. Oh yeah, and the sun burn reference is to Josh, who did not put any sunscreen on. I stand corrected, he put sunscreen on his face (and head, haha) but not on his chest and back. He still insists it will turn to bronze come tomorrow. We’ll see about ...
... on the side of the hill before catching the train back to Monterosso. From the train station the group headed back to the hotel but we took a side walk and walked up around the hill over the top of the tunnel (which is the short cut) here we found a statue of Francis of Assisi, kept walking and found a convent and the cemetery before wandering through some streets to get back to our hotel. A nice hot shower and off to the John Denver bar before deciding where ...
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