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... to grow. These pasts two months have taught me a great deal about what I can accomplish, problem solving, socializing, cultural differences and much more. Looking forward to the many more lessons I will learn and my continued growth throughout the remainder of my travels.
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One of the highlights of the trip so far was our morning ballooning with Chris and Claire from "Ballooning in Tuscany". We had an early start (5am) to be down at the launch field for 5.40am and then we took off at about 6.30-6.45am on a beautifully sunny morning with fantastic views over the Tuscan countryside - the pictures hopefully do it more justice than any description I can ...
... the piazza in front of the massive Cathedral with its ornate facade. A gentleman in the town hall across from it struck up a conversation with us and said it took 12 generations of builders to complete the structure. The town had a nice semi urban vibe to it and I noticed it is on the main train line between Florence and Rome. Easy to revisit without a car. :-)
Pitigliano is in Southern Tuscany and is a town built on a bluff of Tufa rock...very porous limestone. We had seen pictures of Pitigliano and wanted to see it for ourselves. The GPS drove us to a parking lot in front of a ...
... the operative word. Didn't think twice and in it went. Even better than a Baci kiss!
Rocca Paolina, given barely a passing comment in Lonely Planet, is incredible. The 5 storey district that was Rocca Paolina was finally destroyed in one of the religious power surges of 1860. While the buildings themselves were razed and built over, the basements remained, have been excavated, and now provide a catacombe ...