Travel Blogs from Livorno
... the air to take silly pictures. Of course, we did the exact same thing. After about 30 minutes of trying to get the perfect shot it was starting to drizzle so we looked at the other two buildings in the piazza which had entrance fees so we didn't do in. One was the Pisa Cathedral and the other was St. John's Baptistry. We were glad we went back for the once in a lifetime ...
... walk from the train station could be any further than what we walked from the bus drop off to the site. And it was a bit like running the gauntlet of street hawkers and their wares. Everything from "genuine fake" ray ban sunglasses to rolex watches and Prada handbags. And these guys are relentless. Express any interest and they're like a dog on a bone. There was one chasing our bus out of the parking lot because I had asked through the window what the price of one of his ...
... a path that led to the old part of time, and was much prettier and quaint. Sadly, just as we found this area, it was time to head back to the train to La Spezia so we could catch up with our driver for the return trip to the ship. On our way back to meet our driver we found a gelato so that cooled us off in the midday heat. Enrico met us in Monterosso to drive us back to the ship.
We saw so many tourists dragging their luggage up and ...
... Florence. Francesco took us through the Tuscan countryside rather than on the highway straight to Florence. We stopped and enjoyed beautiful views of the city below us. We saw the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, the house where Galileo died and the town where Leonardo da Vinci came from (Vinci... Since he was called "Leonardo from Vinci"). He did not have a last name as his mother was a servant and his father her employer. We ...
... and is symmetrical in design.
I love the history of these places, and it makes me feel good to know that my garden will look that good in another 200 -500 years (?!?)
Varramista is now owned by the same family who own Vespa (the fabulous little motorbikes that are everywhere in Italy), and they produce their own wine as well as Grappa (famous Liquor).
They also host weddings and offer tourist accommodation.
We toured the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed