- Swimming pool
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... del Podesta, or Great Tower, is the tallest of San Gimignano's 14 remaining towers. We have read that the towers were built in medieval times by wealthy merchants and bankers. They competed with each other to see who could build the tallest tower. The staircase of the Great Tower is modern, wide and not too steep. This is a far cry from the towers of the two previous days. The views from the top are again spectacular, and are enhanced by the cloud formations from the storm. I ...
... makes you a bit a bit proud and very aware of how lucky we are to live in the best country in the world.
With so much going-on, and so busy, I read a book today, a true story, titled the Railway Man, (I think Terri gave it to me) about a Scottish guy sent to Singapore during WWII, and his subsequent capture by the Japs, and the simply brutal, ...
... her head (she swears!) and then, splat, to the ground! Very little was left on her hair, but it was too close for comfort and we moved farther under the umbrella. Yuck!
San Gimignano rose in the distance, with its multiple medieval towers crowning a spectacular hilltop town. In this village, people took family feuds to a new level, building over 70 family towers that towered over a hundred feet tall. Instead of Firenze ...
... known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae. It was an interesting place, and we spent some hours there. It is very old. The Church of San Francesco was closed but we did manage to get insude St Michele Church, another very ancient building. It was begun around 1259 and has been added to and restored many times since.
On a whim we decided to head over to Cecina, a seaside town to the west of Volterra. It is no ...
... and articles, something the town is known for. We proceeded along until we found a piazza where they were holding a car rally...the starting point. All kinds of heavily decaled cars lined up waiting for their turn to race off....lots of noise and hard to imaging these cars tearing off down some of the narrow streets without being a danger to the pedestrians competing for their space.