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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa
... grapevines, olive, and cypress trees. We meander down to the church which is closed but the walk was pleasant. Our full packs do make the stairs and inclines tougher but we make it back to the square with one quick stop for a slice of pizza. We eat the pizza in the Duomo square and then stop around the corner on our way out of town. Why do we stop? Because, Carol read that the gelato place here won the world cup of gelato. I did not even know that had a world cup of gelato, and have ...
... the idea of exploring Tuscany on Segway immediately. The Segways were definitely the highlight of the day (video attached)- a few close encounters to death with the narrow piazzas/crazy Italian drivers but fun no matter what!
After the hour on the Segways, we returned to the Pitti Palace and visited the modern art gallery. We then walked by foot back to the hotel for dinner (approx. 30 minutes). After meeting the entire group, we traveled by foot again to the restaurant ...
... over it relatively quickly – well, Abba and I did, anyway). It was rainy and wet, so we felt that we had seen all San Gimignano had to offer. So we returned to catch a bus, and after a couple trials and tribulations involving missed buses and a lack of a lavatory, we boarded our bus for the trip back to Florence.
We got back to Florence and began the long walk home through the now sunshine filled streets. Unfoortunately, a critical road to get to our B&B ...
MEDIEVAL WALLED CITIES AND THE REST
COLLE de val d' ELSA – CASOLE d’ ELSA – SAN GALGANO – SWORD IN THE STONE – SIENNA
The plan for Tuscany is to stay here at the villa for ten days, including two nights at Elba Island, which is still Tuscany, just not here. J
The boys have planned some daily bike rides to include good motorbike riding roads and interesting places to go to. So off we go on ...
... and beer at the supermarket, so we stock up a bit. Then a few pieces of fruit and veges. While the food has been amazing there is a lot of meat and we haven’t had fruit or veges for a while. So we get two tomatoes, one pear, one something else, couple of bananas, handful mushrooms, some strawberries and asparagus and probably a couple of others, grapes I think. Then to the checkout. The groceries go through then we get to the fruit and veges. Check out girl asks us something ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service