Travel Blogs from Livorno
... more comfortable driving here as there are no wrong turns. Yesterday we take a trip to San Gimignano, the most famous Medieval villages in Tuscany with its walled ancient city with over 20 towers and breath taking views of vineyards and the country side. I thought Siena was my favorite place in Tuscany, but I had not been to San Gimignano. Remember the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” with Diane Lane, well that is what it ...
... the town. They gave us maps and circled the highlights before we took off. We first walked to the wall where we ascended the stairway to the top and walked along the city's perimeter for a while with the joggers and bikers before going back down into the city. We saw the town squares, churches, cobblestone streets with their quaint shops, the shopkeepers beckoning us in to show off their wares. My favorite was the free bakery where ...
We drove today from Riomaggiore to Lucca. The drive wasn't long, about 1.5 hours. When we arrived at our B&B, we all took some time to just relax before walking into town. Lucca is a walled city, it's pretty amazing because the wall is still surrounding the town. Inside, there are so many beautiful ally ways to look down, shops, and great places ...
... Florence was just awakening as it was a Sunday morning and the market stalls were just setting up and there were hardly any tourists about. It was quite eerie walking these famous streets without the usual throngs of people jostling to and fro as they make their way from one piazza to the next. On reaching the Piazza we stood in awe under the huge marble statues and took many photos of them and the surrounding buildings as we turned left and right, looking both up and ...
... enjoyed a lovely wine tasting, along with bread, extra virgin olive oil, prosciutto and salamis.
The chocolate brochette we had with the Grappa was very tasty.
Both Phoebe and Harrison had a great time at Kids Club-thank goodness!
Maybe they will be keen to go back again....I hope so, as we have booked a full day excursion when we get to Ephesus, Turkey.
Now we will roll on to another meal...though we are feeling like a little ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking