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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 ...
... oppressive at this stage it was just too hot to tourist any longer so we bought the obligatory souvenirs and headed home to swim with the wasps in our pool under the Tuscan sun.
That evening we enjoyed another excellent meal at our local pizzeria out on the terrace as the very hot sun finally set and gave us all a little bit of evening relief. As we left the restaurant ...
... the Jockey's is seriously injured) and the Goose team wins, everyone in the hotel claps and cheers along with the receptionist who turns out to be an absolute gem during our stay and deserves our support. Obviously there are no photos of this on the site but if you're interested go look it up on 'you tube', seeing the Playa de Campo (click the preceding link to open a You Tube movie) you can see why so many horses fell, one of the corners is so tight.
... 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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