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Travel Blogs from Barberino Val d'Elsa
... humid heat and as we were about to enter St. Peter's Basilica, she was asked to leave because her dress was too short. I felt bad for her, I would have been so bummed! So I entered by myself. The Vatican was an unquestionably gorgeous, massive piece of art. The size was ridiculous and the gold plated ceilings and wall art were even more ridiculous. It was a Catholic palace and the Pope is a lucky man. But as magnificent as this place was, it bothered me that there ...
... the groups money left in Florence. We were leaving the shopping area about the time that many other groups were moving in which we really appreciated, we had enjoyed it without the crowds. On the bus and off for a drive into the Tuscan hills to a winery for lunch. The food was great and according to the wine drinkers they said they enjoyed the wine. Can't comment. Lovely weather, high 20's low humidity, just right. Loving it ...
... my free stuff! BONUS! I made my way to another museum called Palazzo Pitti, which included Boboli Gardens. These were great to see, and FREE! Oh wait, did I mention they were F R E E ! ! ! I was surprised with the gardens. I thought there would be way more colour. I did like the view of the city from the top. Thankfully the sun was out today. I was hot and sweaty. I made my way back to the hostel, had some dinner, rested a little and freshened up to walk ...
... for a gelato in the square, then sat and people watched for a while. Then we wandered back to the Ponte Vecchio, as Georgie wanted to buy a print from one of the vendors. I have to admit, she got a beauty!
We continued exploring and made our way back to the Santa Croce Basilica. Many famous people are buried in this Basilica, so we went inside to view their ornate sarcophagi. Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossini, Ghiberti, and ...
... that this marvellous land yields: Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, grappa and Vin Santo dessert wine. The resort is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d'Elsa very close to both Florence and Siena. We were ushered into one of the many structures on property; this would be our private cooking class (kitchen) & dining facility for the next three hours. Let the fun begin. On the marble slab work station was an ...