Hotel Villa Belvedere
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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa
... the full essence of what I experience?" And maybe that's the question we grapple with our entire lives. How do I experience the fullness of life?
I remember many times walking around Rome casually looking around to see a group of tourists pretending to be professional photographers. "What are they looking at?!" I wonder. I turn and see the Vatican at sunset, and my breath is taken; it's something I wouldn't see unless that annoying tour group found ...
... photos of the
communities from the water. In the first town we went on a short walk with our
tour guides through town before we got back on the train to take us back to our
For supper we had traditional Italian pizza and tiramisu
take out and drank too much wine while visiting with wonderful people staying
at our B&B on the terrace. Cheers to another great day tomorrow. Ciao.
... but was not selected. He went to Rome to study the dome of the Pantheon and his design for the Duomo is a near duplicate. It was used as a model for St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, which was built 100 years after the Duomo's completion but the exact design has never been replicated because it was not viewed to be structurally sound. Although, after 700 years the only visible damage are a few cracks. It was to be the largest in the world, 53 meters ...
... For one of the exhibits, it had something interesting written: "Mutilation of breasts and female genitalia has been an omnipresent and constant usage throughout history. Insomuch as the soul of torture is male, male organs have always enjoyed the benefit of a species of immunity (notwithstanding certain exceptions), a fact that leads to the hypothesis of a fraternal understanding between male victim and male judge-torturer, an understanding that must have been ...
... Apparently this is where the Jersey Shore hangs out when they're actually in town. It was really neat! You got a punch card for drinks and paid at the end, and the bar had a fish tank in it. There were tons of people so we had to stick together in order to stay together. Overall it was a fun night with a lot of fun people.
Sunday we had to check out of our hostel at 10am, and had until nighttime to catch the train. We didn't really know what to do in the meantime. We did end ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service