Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa
... the bike each day for several reasons - to keep it dry - just in case, to keep prying eyes off our gear which was locked on the bike and to make it easy to find at the end of each day. We decided to sit on the hill at the Borgo san Lorenzo section of the track - this gave us a great view of much of the track and we were directly in front of a screen, close to food and toilets.
We arrived in Florence all dressed up and ready to take a photo. We stop at a high point in Florence. Wow this was an awesome site, we could see over the whole city!we all took photos of this amazing view! We then all got grouped together and had to pose for a contiki group photo. The photo looks awesome! We then got back on te bus and headed toward the centre of tow where we we were going to be shown a "leather" demonstration. This Brazilian girl showed us how to tell real ...
... towers of which only 14 still remain. The towers like in Lucca were built by the wealthy as protection from enemies as well as each other because the families in the town often feuded among themselves. In 1348, the plague cut the population from 13000 to under 4000 and the good days were over. Florence took over the town, tore down most of the towers and directed the trade route elsewhere. Part of the reason the town is well preserved is because nobody much cared about it after it ...
... of the art (mostly painting) indicated "Tuscan School" or at times more specifically "Florentine School". My favorite thing to see were the eating implements, forks, knives, spoons, etc from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the cooking utensils. I exited, turned right on via dei Benci, and crossed the Ponte alla Grazie to the even more enjoyable Bardini Museum, which permitted photography and I took many photos. Each floor of the three story museum, ...
... the treasures that the city has to offer. We passed by basilica santa maria del carmen and then to basilica di santo spirito where we viewed an amazing wooden crucifix carved by Michelangelo at age 18. We then bought some fresh fruit from a street vendor prior to crossing the river Arno. The highlight of our day in florence was a climb to the cupola atop the dome ...
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