Travel Blogs from Poggibonsi
I've been to Pisa before and I loved it. I've heard some say that it was disappointing but not for me. Just like my first impressions more than 8 years ago, that first look at the Square of Miracles is surprising and breathtaking. Especially with blue skies like we had today. It's surprising because it seems like all we ever see in the photographs …
Today we headed off for a full day in Florence. The drive wasn't much more than an hour. We were dropped off alongside the Arno River and walked across into the old town of Florence. First stop—leather store for a (blatantly obvious) sales pitch at Peruzzi Leather Fashion store. These tours are known for these types of stops, in several …
After breakfast we were on the bus by 8:30 AM leaving for San Gimignano. It's a beautiful little medieval town known for its 14 towers and lovely views down into the countryside of vineyards and olive trees. But you have to climb to get those views and we did! We spent the morning wandering through the narrow walkways and occasional piazzas, …
I forgot about the early mornings for these tours. Up at 6 AM! Breakfast was with everyone at the hotel (it's included all throughout the tour). I sat with the couple from Indiana (Sharon and ? – I’m not doing so well with learning names). They’ll be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on a gondola ride when we …
... market in the town square that was totally dedicated to mother's day. it was starting to drizzle lightly, but we managed to find a park bench, and Robert just veged out, while I happily shopped around. always nice seeing other markets and how they differ from ours at home. I picked up a couple of bargains, bought a beautiful handbag from a vintage store and some scarves.
We had a picnic on our bench and then ventured onto our next stop which was San Gigliano. this was ...
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