Travel Blogs from Casole d Elsa
... gallery (primarily painting). Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bellini, Botticelli and Raphael were some of the great artists and scientists who’s works can be found there. We saw the reproduction of The David and the kids had an opportunity to have their picture taken next to this beautiful sculpture. The original is in a type of porous marble and so was placed inside l’Academia in the late 1800’s. We decided to skip ...
... main centre of Siena, when the sun shines in the afternoon, groups of Italian teenagers fan out in the Piazza, sunning themselves (and snuggling with each other), just like teenagers in Vancouver do on the beach.
After a great lunch at a family-owned restaurant (fabulous ravioli!), we split up as a group. Three of us wandered to the south of Siena to view the Franciscan church, but it was closed. Right next to it was the Economics department of a local university, formerly ...
... the artists could be, particularly the depiction of the 'lost souls'. May even evoke some nightmares tonight!! The girls were tickled that I (wearing a singlet top) was stopped on the way in and asked to cover up. I had nothing with me, but they had some huge blue paper wraps on hand for those women who came unprepared. I felt like I was walking around in a hospital draw sheet. Sarah also had a singlet top on but I guess God could handle the bare shoulders of a ...
... and “Louis Vuitton” bags. Sarah felt quite threatened by the street hawkers as they seem to target the children by giving them something e.g. a pair of sunglasses to try on and then are reluctant to take them back without negotiating a price. Her unease wasn’t helped when we witnessed a fight break out between one of the stallholders and a hawker. From what we could tell, the stall holder took exception to the hawker approaching his customers and let it be known ...
Oct. 11 Monday
Dale checked ferry schedules and prices and we decided to go through Tuscany and catch the ferry from Ancona over to Greece. So we will go to Siena today.
We drove most of the way on the motorway until we got to San Gimignano. Our friend, Kathy, had told us to stop in this town for their world renowned gelato, so we did. I got the flavor she suggested, which was Ameide chocolate, and it was ...
Other places to stay in Casole d Elsa
Strada Provinciale 27, n.4, Casole d Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Localita Aquaviva, Casole d Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $115
Localita Casanova, Casole d Elsa | Hotelfrom $100
Localita Casanova, Casole d Elsa | Hotelfrom $108
Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Casole d'Elsa Siena, Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $84