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... It is interesting to see the many ways the city’s historic and cultural past intersects with its industrial present. AND, there is one important thing not to be missed in Prato (Americans call it biscotti – more on that later).
Prato had an important part in banking, trading, and textiles. Trading? Textiles brought riches to Prato. Wool and silk from Prato was known around Europe as the best money could buy. Textiles are still ...
... unending lawns, and more staircases than I care to recall. I balked at the climb halfway up the garden but, with a little prodding from my companion, I did make it to the top. The top had a wonderful vista of the countryside and Florence, not wonderful enough to make the trek again in the summer heat, but enjoyable. Eventually, we made it back down and retreated to the hotel for a siesta while the summer sun spent most of its heat during ...
... to La Spezia to go home.
I think Monday will be a lazy day.
Yes lazy day. Lying by the pool and we also had a small walk around the Pistoia old town centre. As usual the town centre is over 500 years old and has amazing old buildings.
We took the train to Florence. We jumped on one of the circuit tourist buses to get the lay of the land and got off the bus at Plaza ...
... time to spend in Siena and we enjoyed sipping an amazingly good coffee while looking out over the piazza. We got back on the bus and drove out into the stunning Tuscan countryside. It was everything we expected and wanted Italy to be - with rolling hills of vineyards and olive tree groves. We arrived at a farm where we had lunch. Fattoria Poggio Alloro is an organic farm and was so picturesque. We ate a delicious lunch in a long dining room ...
... s birthday gift :). However, just finding a place to stay was an adventure in itself. As you know, the day we left for Florence, our wifi was out so we honestly had no idea where we were going to stay our first night. On the train a group of 8 American girls from Cal Poly Pomona sat next to us and started chatting us up. We got talking and asked them where there was a good place to spend the night. They told us about a clean, safe, and affordable hostel that they recommended ...