Hotel La Vecchia Cartiera
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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa
... the next I was struggling to get past the masses. It must have been what the old pilgrims would have felt entering a city. Everything was loud and busy, folk wore fancy (well, cleaner anyway) clothes, talked in different languages and looked at me as if I was a complete down and out. There were shops galore, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, bars and very posh (but expensive) toilets. It was difficult to tell what else the tourists ...
We did a little shopping back on the bridge- I found a delicate bracelet of braided white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Felt like buying a little bit of history! Those shops used to be butcher shops, but when the Medici Family started using the bridge for personal use, they made the butchers leave and were replaced with jewelry shops because (a) it was prettier, and (b) it smelled nicer. I would have to agree with that! Anthony found a great little bottle ...
... I tried on a couple of other jackets but none of them were as good, so I decided to buy it - a decision I definitely don't regret!
After I gave him the money, Francesco came around the counter, grabbed me by the face with both of his hands, and planted a huge kiss right on my lips. Umm, that was unexpected and awkward haha. Agressive much? He was like, "I'll take you on a ride on my ...
... and Florence are very different cities overall. Florence's downtown area is much smaller and much less populated. I saw two buses during my entire stay and in Rome I see two buses per block. Florence's landscape was beautiful, but I do prefer the hustle and bustle of Roma. Overall it was a good trip and I am really glad I got to go with my friends from Rome and meet up with a friend from home as well.
... clad hills are dotted with farmhouses, villas and castles. They seem to peek around corners or hide behind avenues of olive trees and the ever present grouped Cypress pines. I love these pines, sometimes they are in long avenues planted as a wind break, or in clumps surrounding a villa. Their tall slender shape and dark green colour is often set against the bright green of the paddocks and the vivid blue of the sky. The cypress trees sculpt the country side, almost creating ...
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