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Travel Blogs from San Gimignano
... Michelangelo, which is on the top of a hill and overlooks the entirety of Florence across the river. My God, was it beautiful. Not only could we see the whole city, but also tumbling Tuscan hills with Cyprus trees and an old city wall unrolling into the distance. Not a bad couple of hours to spend in the afternoon. The hike up to Piazzale Michelangelo was strenuous, so we took our time coming back down the hill and across the river on our way to Santa Croce, a cathedral that houses ...
... so we didn't go in. Hopefully it will be less crowded during the week. We kept going until we got to Ponte Vecchio, which is a 13th-century bridge with shops and restaurants all along it. What a neat place!!! We really loved it. We waked over the bridge, ate some gelatto, window shopped and pined over $350 leather jackets and $2,500 necklaces. Bradley, of course, wanted the pigs made out of slime that you throw on the ground and ...
... called Foligno from where we will be able to explore Spello, Spoleto, Montefalco, Assisi and more. Umbria is apparently the up and coming Tuscany so it should be interesting in terms of what it holds! I can't believe that the scenery, from some accounts, actually becomes better!
It's just a week or so until Julia and Jenna join us in Rome and we are really missing them.
Regards to all.
... them all, even though some of them were '5 minute' towns with little to see, but what little there was we always found very photogenic.
So I've now had a good introductory lesson to Italian wine. But I do think it warrants further research so will be reporting back to you on my musings over other bottles along the way. I'm sure you'd agree it would be the only right thing to do. After all, when in ...
Winding through the hairpin turns of the country roads brought us past more ancient walled towns then we had anticipated. We passed vineyard lined hills and valleys with their typical terracotta coloured villas.
Reaching San Gimignano we sought out the famous towers and piazza. Found the Duomo and went inside for shelter from the cold and wet. Medieval and very dark inside it was hard to appreciate the painted naves. ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking