Hotel La Vecchia Cartiera

Via Oberdam 5/7/9, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany, 53034, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa

Day 56 Gambassi Terme to Colle Val d'Elsa 16 miles

A travel blog entry by stuartkil on Oct 10, 2013

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... 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 ...

In Florence

A travel blog entry by while on Jun 04, 2013

2 comments, 2 photos

... me by the arm so hard it almost hurt to lead me to a nearby stall - it was creepy because as he did this he asked if I was travelling alone (I lied and said 'with friends, but I don't think he believed me). This second one I was glancing at a coat, which he insisted I try on, then he tried to take me supposedly to a mirror while asking if I was travelling alone again (this time I didn't lie, I didn't think fast enough). But we're headed for a creepy alley and ...

The unexpected surprises

A travel blog entry by josiezim on Mar 25, 2013

3 comments, 52 photos

... to a suggestion from a friend back home we had a short walk to Il Porscopino (the Hedgehog) and were able to say that, "Yes, we are friends of the owner, Franco" which granted us a lot of waiter attention and 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco. The food was incredible. The wine was poured liberally. And the company was fantastic.

I do so love Italy.

(And now that we have stellar wifi, expect more photos to be added to the Barcelona and Paris posts, soon!)
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So many updates!

A travel blog entry by hcarr13 on May 27, 2012

85 photos

... taking my things right from my hand. Now I know!

After getting about 4 hours of sleep, I woke up at 8 am the next morning only to learn that we would be making fish soup in class…EW. That was literally the last thing I wanted to touch/eat. Wednesday nights are really popular here, so basically our entire class was hung over. It was actually really entertaining, because everyone looked like they were going to lose it when our teacher demonstrated how ...

Ciao Baby!

A travel blog entry by kbell6 on Jun 29, 2011

4 comments

... since I was making the excursion to Pisa.   After the guided tour, was a bit of free time.  Kashka walked us to her favorite gelato place, and today I sampled crema which was very good but not as yummy as the tiramasu flavor from yesterday.  After that I walked with a couple of people back to this department store that has a Terrece restaurant on the top of the building with very nice views.  I got some nice pix of the duomo up there, and I chose to stay for a nice leisurely lunch ...

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