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... obviously!. Turns out it was a chilli chocolate version. Very spicy! Oh well, we slinked away quietly as we were NOT gonna pay for dessert. I think he was including it anyway?
It didn't matter but we were just surprised that such a nice hotel would ruin their image with such a terrible experience for their guests. I was going to say something but couldn't be bothered...there was already a lot on trip advisor anyway.
Looking forward to tomorrow :)
Our last day with our host family..we did a tour of the Loire Valley and looked at a lot of the castles in the area, firstly went to Chateau et Parc de Langeais and toured inside and out then we went onto Chinon then Saumur walked around the township...beautiful. We saw many vineyards, castles, Poppy's along the roadside, old churches etc. Marteens and Franswar ...
... say that the gelato was amazing and likely the best we've had in Italy. Favourite flavours included: cinnamon and coconut though the "Rosemary's Baby" (Raspberry & Rosemary) was the surprise highlight.
The town was at its peak in the early 13th century.
The entire city was focused on tourism as far as we could see and had some intersting historic museums of tourture and the like as well ...
... Poggibonsi before we got on the motorway.
Once we got there we thought things would improve but no we hit road works for quite a few k's, eventually making it to the outskirts of Florence and hitting a major traffic jam, so what should have been a 45 min trip took 2 hrs!
We managed to find a parking building and all the internet searches said these cost 2 euro an hour or a maximum of 18 euro a day, but no the one we ...
... exactly the same, in shorts and singlet.
We took in as much as we could, but obviously were conscious that we had to get back to Mike and Sarah before they reached the front again. We went out and found them very close to the front, but whilst they had been waiting, a woman peddling scarves had come through the queue. Mike was pleased with himself that he had managed to get her to drop the price from 10Euro to 6Euro. This obviously meant that we could all now go ...
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\N, Casole d Elsa | Hotelfrom $100
Localita Casanova, Casole d Elsa | Hotelfrom $108
Localita La Pergola, Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Casole d'Elsa Siena, Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $84