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New Addition - I forgot to mention the train ride from Venice to Florence. We had our first direct train ride - Woo Hoo! So we have a leisurely departure at 1:30 pm to arrive in Florence at 3:30 pm. The ride was smooth and the country side was typical images of Tuscany. We arrive only to find that our hotel is in Pietrasanta - about 1 hour our 200 …
We have now learnt two things about the weather in this part of Italy- it knows how to be hot and it knows how to rain.
We managed to get under way soon after 08:00. The first part of the ride was on nice quiet roads through lovely countryside up to a little way beyond the lovely hilltop village of San Gimignano. We had an elevenses stop of spinach tortillas at San Gimignano.
Some way after San Gimignano the rain started - the ...
... season), it is raining, and a few are never open at lunchtime. She has success at Trattoria da Sci, about a block from the hotel. This is the first time in 13 days and 24 restaurants that we have seen a red checked tablecloth. We have a choice between spaghetti with tomato sauce or spaghetti with ragu made with rabbit or perhaps red beet; both Bob and I opt for the tomato sauce. It is served in the Italian style, sauce mixed ...
... bit of a rip off and very commercial and crowded, we decided we prefer the natural beaches of France so far to this set up but keen to see more of the lower southern coasts we have heard such great things about.
In one of the towns we stopped to wander round we randomly watched an Irish wedding going on in midday heat, everyone was melting whilst waiting for ...
Three days in Florence. Three rainy, cold, exhausting days. But on the fourth day? Perfection. And of all of our days in Tuscany, this last day was the most dependent on the meteorological situation. We had booked two tickets on an all-inclusive day trip to the Cinque Terre with an outfit called Walkabout Florence.
The Cinque Terre, or five lands, is a rugged section along the Italian coastline comprised of five small villages. There's ...