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I think I'll be retiring to Tuscany one day! The beyond beautiful Tuscan hillsides did not disappoint today! We got up early to get to San Gimignano near 9am. We had a chance to explore this village for about two hours, and it was a much better way to start a Monday morning than we're all use to! This is a small, walled medieval hill town known as the 'Town of Fine Towers.' It is famous for its medieval architecture, and still has ~13 of its towers which create ...
... He told me he had paid 2.00 euros a litre for unleaded fuel for his car the day before! But, hang on, I am getting ahead of myself,.. Back to our trip down the Autostrada. Coll punched in the coordinates for Camping Michaelangelo into the Tom Tom and off we went. Given the price of fuel on the autostrada ( much dearer than in towns once off the tollway) we calculated that we had enough fuel to get there,.. get off the tollway,. then fill up. Well,.. It turns out there ...
... so, for a few reasons.
- As Avenue Q teaches us, everyone is a little bit racist. I bought it from an Italian vendor, as opposed to some of the other vendors who heckle you and harass you as you go.
- I worked at Roots for 1.5 years selling leather bags, so I have a decent sense of what it is supposed to feel like
- The merchant, Ferri, showed us many of the tricks other vendors use to make their stuff look genuine (Florence "stamps" ...
... 8, just as darkness was setting in. The first half of the trip was through semi-industrial area and on the autostrade, so not much to see, but after the it was like something from a book. Huge fields of sunflowers were beautiful, and of course the patchwork of vines and olive trees. The roads were no narrower than in the UK, but took a while to adjust given you're on the wrong side!
The B&B is beautiful. We have a large corner room on the first floor of ...
... provides you with unlimited transportation anywhere in the city.
We visited the Duomo and boy was it a wonderful experience. We were there when the Duomo opened at 1000 and the line was already around the entire cathedral. We were quickly escorted to the front of the line with our VIP FirenzeCards!
Climbing to the top of the Duomo was rather an experience. Since we were at the front of the line we must have climbed it in nearly ...