Hotel La Perla
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It was a long drive to Pisa and we ended up parking too far out thinking it wasn't to far to walk, eventually we had to retrace our steps and find another car park nearer to the tower. I didn't like Pisa at all so we took a few photos of the leaning tower and cathedral and left.The tower's lean began during construction caused by the foundation being on too soft ground. It continued to tilt until it was stabilised in the late 20th century. The lean ...
... a simply delightful place!
I just loved it except that it has been "discovered" and there is bus-load after bus-load of bloody tourists clogging the beautiful place......
For Italy - amazingly neat and clean and tidy, and just cute as a button. Not too big - Siena disappointed me a bit because it was just too big ...
... two cities have been fighting for hundreds of years. We are told they still hate each other to this day.
We visited shops, restaurants, piazzas and cathedrals although we couldn't go into any of the cathedrals because Michael wore shorts and one cannot enter a cathedral in shorts. We knew this beforehand but apparently he forgot.
On the way back we stopped in Greve in Chianti which is ...
... We resist, but just barely
We tour the Duomo, library, baptistry and crypt
Massive striped columns
Inlaid marble floors
Centuries old frescoes
Hand written ancient paper scrolls
And art, art, art - everywhere we look
The whole city is a World Heritage Site
Spared in WWII
Taverna di San Guiseppe
... and olive groves. The majority of the buildings have been converted to shops and eateries. Back in the car it is approaching lunch time and we are going to sup at the Tenuta Torciano in San Gimignano. We are led into a dinning hall and there are three glasses and three wine bottles. On the plates are meat which was prosciutto and a mild salami, salad and some local cheese. One of the servers came and poured the ...