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... if my memory serves me well) and move on to an intermediate town or village to spend the night.
I am now going to try to upload some photos. The Wi-Fi connection is a bit unreliable, so don't be surprised if none appear.
PostScript: The Wi-Fi connection went completely, so you received neither text nor photos on the night. Since then, I have walked beyond San Gimignano and so I can now include some pictures of that lovely medievil town with this blog entry.
This morning we got another early start (but after another full nights sleep...or, for Nate, 11 full hours of sleep!), checked out of our hotel and headed to Siena. It was supposed to start raining by 10 and we got there at 9 but the skies were still blue so we crossed our fingers! Siena was the busiest Tuscan town yet at 9am! So many stores, restaurants and cafes were open and lots of people were out. Lots of Americans, we quickly noticed. ...
... had a lovely meal and wine...Trattoria Ponte Vecchio if you're ever in this neck of the woods and it has the blessing of Trip Advisor as well!
We decided to power walk back to the hotel afterwards and joined some of the girls in the bar for a chat...didn't stay long as the yanks soon took over and it became very noisy!
Tomorrow we're up early for a guided half-day tour of the city which includes a visit to the Pitti Palace, the Duomo and the ...
... mutant ninja turtles (Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michaelangelo) creating art and a new epoch in culture in your city. We also saw several Bottechelli's - but he didn't make it to Ninja turtle fame... Our local (art historian) guide enlightened us to the nuances of the masters and their breakthroughs in interpretation and technique. Sorry - no photos allowed. We walked across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge across the River Arno. Hard to believe that one ...
... climate changes and packing for four months....they have travelled from Canada to Rome since April. So they have trouble finding room for the puffy jackets they had to buy for Canadian weather.
Can't wait for the wine tour tomorrow! Rachel and I are already discussing outfits. Andrew just rolls his eyes.
We all got up way too early for having stayed up on the terrace drinking wine and watching the marathon, but we made it in plenty of time to ...
Other places to stay in Gambassi Terme
Via Gramsci, 113, Gambassi Terme | 4 star hotelfrom $171