Address: Via S. Sebastiano 29, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany, 06123, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colle di Val d'Elsa

3 hour tour

A travel blog entry by marychaffin on Sep 07, 2013

16 photos

... for 22 years. Her passion is painting so she moved to Florence and works as a tour guide in the summer months and paints in the winter.

She walked us around Florence, telling us about the Etruscans, the Romans and then the middle ages of Florence. She introduced us to the Medicis, especially Cosimo. We checked out buildings, churches, statues and the Ponte Vecchio.

But the high point, literally, was David. We had her take us around that statue as ...

Time in and around Florence

A travel blog entry by emmaandalicia on Jun 30, 2013

4 photos

... we still thoroughly enjoyed our time in all the different towns of Cinque Terre.

On the last day in Florence Emma went to Pisa and saw the famous David while Alicia had a relaxing day as she had already done these things. In the middle of the day we had a last goodbye to our Aussie friends by having a beer in front of the Cathedral. ...

I'm lost for words - Florence!

A travel blog entry by kaizen on Dec 26, 2012

1 comment, 20 photos

... the bus. All gestures were overly exaggerated, and the rose looked like it could become a weapon at any time. He had no luck with her so moved on towards me. He started the patter and I explained I had no Italian, so without missing a beat he said " do you care about my mother?" Geneva and Macca's flashed before my eyes, here was Florence's version of the sick mother scam! Before he had finished I looked him straight in the eye and said very firmly 'No" and with an ...

Testing the Bus System

A travel blog entry by cncadventures on Sep 21, 2012

24 photos

... 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 ...

Ninja Turtles

A travel blog entry by meaganleeanne on May 07, 2012

3 comments, 15 photos

Next stop on this ridiculously fast paced adventure is Florence, Italy. This trip is extremely fast paced. The bus rides are long and have to make minimum forty minute stops periodically. It seems like we are constantly on the go, never just relaxing at the hotel, taking a breather. This tour is definitely not for the faint of heart. I've been so many places in so little time, which leads me to another point. I am not sure if I wrote about this earlier, but my roommate Megan and ...