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Travel Blogs from Montelupo Fiorentino
... out a little more over the large grassed areas. While there were many groups of Europeans/Americans, they were outnumbered by the Asian groups. Half of Japan must be currently visiting Florence; of those who climbed the Dome, 75% would have been Asian [predominantly Japanese]. Tourism clearly remains a key economic driver for Florence.
At this point, something for the foodies. The following is a typical Piemonte pasta dish we sampled in a restaurant ...
... meant we could wander around at our leisure without the crowds of earlier. We decided, using our tour map to walk down to the river, before returning. Sadly the three buildings (which are on what is called the field of miracles) were only lit from floodlights on surrounding buildings so the effect was not what we had hoped for. Still we took some more pictures before returning to the site for a glass of Prosecco in the bar, then making our way back to the van. 30th ...
... I think no permanent harm has been done to my knee, it did have a beautiful bruise for a good two weeks!
There have also been many birthdays, including Beth, Helen and Marti all turning 21! Very big parties indeed! I was also kind enough to make a chocolate refrigerator cake for all of them which has resulted in Joris (a new French boy) telling me “I dream of this cake in my sleep”. Good to hear it went down a treat!
... knowledge in art history. I would never have seen half the things in paintings if it wasn't for her explanations. It was also amazing at how little we really got to study intensively in the 3.5hours. Nevertheless it was a most worthwhile experience and glad I did it. We ended up finishing there late and after stopping to get some final shots of Firenze, Phil had me make a mad dash for the train again. Lucky it was running late, so me managed to get on ...
... need to stop every few hours for a break.
We arrived at Il Palagio mid-afternoon. It is a winery located in the Chianti region and housed in a 16th century Tuscan castle. We received a guided tour of the winery and grounds around the castle. Our tour guide explained how to tell if a bottle of wine is authentic Chianti wine. Wine that is made in the official Chianti region of Italy will all have a sticker of a black rooster on the neck of the ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed