Travel Blogs from Casole d Elsa
... and 3-foot thick). Where the restaurant is dates back to 1100.
We settled ourselves in and took a short drive to Castellina in Chianti village for lunch and to get a few basic food supplies and naturally a couple of bottles of wine from the area to enjoy with our dinner in our spacious apartment.
We had been very much looking forward to visiting the walled town of San Gimignano with its 15 towers (originally 72!). ...
... 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 ...
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... 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 ...
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