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Travel Blogs from Casole d Elsa
I was down because I didn't plan the Amalfi Coast trip soon enough so it was booked when I went to buy it. But I wasn't going to waste a weekend with nice weather! So Steph, Michaela, and I decided that we would figure out the bus system and travel to Siena for the weekend. We booked a hostel the night before we left. The next morning we woke up early to get to the bus station and get a seat for the earliest bus we could. Only 7 euros to get to Siena! With pretty much no ...
... concerned that we looked weird or something. The place was fantastic. There were lots of young families and kids in the streets. There was a fabulous bar overlooking the valley and young people everywhere. This was so strange. As we walked through the one street, everyone was saying hello and smiling and even the oldies sitting on their benches outside their houses, were saying hello. We found the gorgeous, quaint little place we were ...
... and a pre dinner drink.
We went into the local museum and saw Estrucan artifacts as the area had been settled by them pre Roman times, then to a local bar where we had shared a drink with a lovely English couple Rob and Kate who were also staying at the villa with us, then back for our last night in the villa.
It was been a lovely relaxing week apart from the drive in to Florence, yet we feel we have explored the local area and got a small feel for ...
... by the time we got to Florence all four of us looked as though we had been in a sauna – mmmm nice!!
As you would expect, the main train station in Florence was huge and chaotic but we eventually managed to find our way to an information kiosk – not the right one for tourist information, but at least she pointed us in the right direction. We decided, only having a single day in Florence, that it would be a good idea to book the open top tourist bus for the ...
Friday, October 15. Left Venice for Casole d'Elsa. Lots of traffic and got to our quaint little town around 3:00. After settling in we traveled to Volterra, known for its alabaster sculptures. Volterra is surrounded by fortress walls, like many other towns in the region. It is situated high on a hill top, where the view of the town was breathtaking. Our return to Casole d'Elsa was quite an event. The drive to and from Volterra consists of ...
Other places to stay in Casole d Elsa
Via Provinciale 4, Casole d Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Localita Aquaviva, Casole d Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $123
Localita Casanova, Casole d Elsa | Hotelfrom $82
Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $45
Casole d'Elsa Siena, Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $78