Castello di Magona
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... also lovely. There was a lot of cyclamen growing.
The upper Basilica of St Francis was spectacular, with frescoes, painted by Giotto and his school. Mum and I, listened to an audio, telling the stories of Francis, painted in the frescoes.
We had a very good lunch the second time we visited. Mum, Dad and Leah had bean soup. I had the most delicious spinach and sausage toasted sandwich ever!
Lots of love, ...
... a swimming pool that seemed to beckon us to take in sweeping, panoramic views of the bay. We spent most of our time exploring the central part of the island and also chilling out on the many beaches. Given it was late Sep, most days were a mixture of blue skies and puffy white clouds with temperatures in the 70s. It did rain for a few hours one day but the sun quickly came out after. Elba was part of ...
... mother for teaching me how to like red wine). I also tried the most interesting and delicious chocolate I've ever tasted (don't worry Mom and Dad, I bought both a bottle and a chocolate bar to bring home -- you're welcome).
We then went to some thermal baths which was cool if you could get past the smell of suflur.... I didn't have too much of a problem with that (Thanks, Saratoga Springs). I had this really cool image in my head of geysers and water falls and rocks and cliffs. ...
... our date, time, etc. About 10 minutes later, Majla showed up to pick us up. She said we were the only people going on the wine tour so we had it all to ourselves! How exciting! From Florence, we headed out of the city and up into the hillsides of Tuscany. Wow... the views are picture perfect. Tons of olive trees and vineyards everywhere! As we were driving, Majla gave us a little history about the area, ...
Thanks to Rich and Jake running to the train station last night, we were able to have breakfast, get up, and go straight to our train bound for Lucca with tickets in hand. We had it planned out perfectly: train to Lucca, bus to Pisa, return train from Pisa to Florence. The plan executed masterfully and we found ourselves at the foot of Lucca's still-intact medieval wall at 10:29 a.m. before the weather turned very hot.
The Luccans built the ...
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