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Travel Blogs from Radda in Chianti
... trip by bus and train and I have no desire to spend the whole day in traveling back and forth with little time to see the town itself.
That said, Radda is a beautiful little town, that, like Lucca, is often overlooked by tourists, which, of course, preserves it's quaint qualities and makes it a great serene but lovely visit for a morning or afternoon.
Following is some information on the town of Radda.
Radda in Chianti is ...
After our tour we went to dinner, where our first problem arose. The waitress didn't speak English and we had no idea what we were ordering other than some type of pasta and some appetizers. It took too long and they were not what we wanted, so we politely ate part of it and promptly got some street food after leaving haha. We ate it on Ponte Vecchio and enjoyed the nightlife and street performers. The nightlife for a Sunday ...
... on to large piazzas. We ended up having dinner at Piazza Della Signoria and I had a nice seafood spaghetti. The piazza is dominated by a beautiful building with a high tower called the Palazzo Vecchio. There is copy of the Michelangelo David statue which used to stand here but in 1878 was moved into a gallery.
We couldn’t get a 2nd night at ...
... things to see.
Accademia Italiana is incredible!! Different from
the professors in Ames, these professors have never studied teaching,
they have actually worked for big time designers, or have been artists
A few of them don't speak any english which gets challenging but their
techniques are incredible and usually they will just draw over our
sketches to show us. One ...
... cussing, which he doesn't do often. I was praying, as the drivers seemed more crazy here and there were scooters everywhere. We were also worried that we were going to use too much gas. If we returned the car without enough gas we would be charged. We finally found the Hertz garage and got the car returned without damage and a full tank of gas. Chris had lots of fun driving in Italy, but Florence was a nightmare.
We loved our hotel ...