Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa
... prices are good, there is too much choice.
All around the city centre there are food and gelato shops in abundance. Mike and I stopped for a panino and coffee in a delightful little bar, then finished it off with a gelato. The prices of food in Italy are very reasonable compared with back home. A very tasty panini with proscuito and buffalo mozzarella will cost you around 3 Euro, while a great coffee is only 1 to 2 Euro at most.
... in red velvet with a dome covered in shells and red varnish. But I have to say, I don't like a museum in which you are forbidden to take photographs. What are they afraid of? The Gallery is known for its long halls, filled with busts and statues from the times when it was a home (I think) of the Medici's. One of the most famous is a huge, black marble statue of Ares. Among the collection there are also a few DaVinci paintings and several by ...
... 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 ...
... villas on hilltops, but our favourite parts were a really green hill with a grove of trees on top, and a forest (or maybe a plantation of some type because of how neatly the tress were set out) that was made up of trees with white trunks and light green and orange leaves. We also liked the green fields with yellow wildflowers, and Dan liked the cypress trees :) We could see a storm brewing in the sky over Pisa, and the clouds were very dark!
When we got to Pisa, ...
... walking away, "taxis are full!" Wow. Could I teach these Italians a thing or two about Hospitality. A couple minutes later, they were helping out a couple get a cab. How ridiculous! We ended up going back in the line for a taxi, but by this time it was around 1:15. We ended up waiting in this line for 2 HOURS while the taxi drivers took their time switching shifts. Then when we finally got a taxi, we tried to tell them that we want 5 in a taxi (they're mini 4 person cars) ...
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