Relais Della Rovere

Via Piemonte 10, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany, 53034, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa

Deep thoughts: comparing tourist and citizen views

A travel blog entry by katelynthoresen on Oct 23, 2013

... tourist role" again. Going to a place for the first time, I don't feel bad about pulling out my camera or stopping in those touristy shops. It's interesting for me to compare the two roles. Since I've been in Rome for 2 months, I have seen the tourist attractions multiple times, but I've also seen some of the behind the scenes of Rome--the wounds, if you will. Time usually doesn't permit tourists to reach that level of immersion. Comparing the two sides teaches ...

City of shopping and MotoGP

A travel blog entry by turkey_to_tt on Jun 02, 2013

5 comments, 37 photos

... because we were staying in the old part of the city and the cobbled streets and motorbikes are not really a good mix! The apartment was very roomy with a free laundry - a rare addition to any accommodation in Europe. After a quick trip to the local supermarket for breakfast supplies - and washing powder, it was off to explore the city. First stop - the Duomo and a dinner in the Piazza Republica. ...

Florence, Day 5: Thursday

A travel blog entry by lgellert on Mar 28, 2013

... had sausage and macaroni ( more like our ziti), and Grant, Dominic and I had ravioli out in the courtyard. Nice. We then met up with group to visit year the Franciscan church turned museum, Santa Groce. 12e for family. Michelangelo, Donatello, Dante, Galileo, Machiavelli, and others are buried there. The Opera Di Santa Groce was featured also. Beautiful art. The group also met to learn about Italian leather at the ...

Day trip to Florence

A travel blog entry by nayandal on May 26, 2012

1 comment, 11 photos

... br> 9. still cant bring myself to try expresso with sugar (they put it in by the cupful!)
10. Really wish they had a bath, i'm so sore!

So today i get up after our first day and half of work ready for the weekend with the worst back ache and thighs from weeding the potato patch. I cant really walk, sit or stand and to top it off my sunburn is down but i've given myself a fever/flu. Good one Renee. I feel like death but we are going out to ...

Ciao Baby!

A travel blog entry by kbell6 on Jun 29, 2011

4 comments

... to come back to Pisa.  I would like to come back to Florence to visit the museums and especially the uffizi, supposedly 70% of the art in Italy is in Florence.  The cradle of the renaissance. On the bus back to the hotel for our included dinner.  Cant wait for a shower and putting my feet up.  My dogs are tired! Tomorrow:  lakes of Italy, and Switzerland. Love and miss everybody!  Hope all of you reading this are doing well.  Keep the comments coming.  I enjoy the feedback :).  Love, ...

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