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Travel Blogs from Casole d Elsa
Wow it is hot here - like an oven at times, especially when climbing when we are going too slowly to generate our own breeze. Still, mustn't complain, it could be raining!!
Today we managed to get to Siena - what a place - so many impressive streets, squares and buildings. The accommodation was all full in the town so we are a mile or three to the south.
Today we split up again but deliberately ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... person. No sightings of the girls yet, but many people on our trip have seen them so it is only a matter of time.
On Wednesday we took a day trip with the group to the towns of Siena and San Gimignano. First we took a walking tour of Siena, a beautiful town that still maintains many of its medieval traditions. Sections of the town are divided into wards, and each ward has its own color and mascot. There are huge rivalries between ...
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