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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
Did a tour today. San Gimignano - with its towers. Pretty much seems town given over to tourism. Great views over vineyards. Siena - bigger than I imagined. Hard to believe 30000 in square watching horse races. Only lots of tourists racing around today. Monteriggioni - medieval fortress. Mostly bars but did come across shoe shop. ...
... had explored the Palazzo it was almost noon and we were
sufficiently hungry so we grabbed a quick lunch after walking through
a large outdoor market. The market was full of tempting souvenirs of
Florence, however one of the disadvantages of packing light is that
you have absolutely no room for souvenirs. For lunch Nathan had penne
with tomato sauce and I had chicken and baked potato.
took a stroll accross the Ponte Veccio and made our way to ...
... and beyond. The Uffizi art collection is housed on the top floor of the building. Some 1,700 works are on display with another 1,400 in storage. Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures are displayed in the broad corridor running around the inner side of the horseshoe-shaped building. The paintings are hung in a series of rooms off the main corridor, in chronological order, to reveal the development of Florentine art from Gothic to High Renaissance and beyond. Most of ...
... favorite son became known to Rome, his talents were called upon by the Vatican to glorify their portfolio of symbols and inspirational works of art. But that will be tomorrow’s adventure in Rome.
We wandered through the piazzas and little streets. At every turn there were unexpected treats for the eyes: The Neptune Fountain, The Palazzo Vecchio with it’s copy of Michelangelo’s David, and the Pitti ...
... pinning them to the ground in an attempt to take out the defence. As players are allowed to have one on one fights, the stretcher was brought out on at least 5 occasions in the 50 minute match, with one guy dislocating his shoulder.
But it was a great atmosphere, definitely something unique that we wouldn't be able to see anywhere else in the world.Unfortunately for us, our team - Rossi (red - representing St. Maria Novella) lost by ...