La Villa Oliveta
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... surrounding landscape and continue to Florence.
The drive to Florence was a bit more than an hour and we came into town at rush hour. The journey through town including passing four lanes full with cars in 50 meters because the GPS told us to and GPS taking us against traffic direction in the old city. Finally we find the hotel and had the car picked up by a local garage for parking and we ...
... br> Eating at 3:00 pm meant it called for picking up something light for dinner so we bought local cheese, salami and bread and put it together with the wine produced by the vineyard of our hosts, Casanova di Pescille. We must remember pears and apples next time. It was delicious sitting on the patio as the sun set over the hill and the lights came on.
Onto Volterra, one of the most important Etruscan hill cities tomorrow.
... A car travelling on the otherwise of the road (get this) backwards with two cyclists riding in front of his bonnet, all going in the same direction. I think only in Italy we could see something like this.
The surprise awaiting us at the top of the stairs on the second floor, is a modern, newly decorated, tastefully lit apartment in the heart of Florence. We are all exhausted by the time we get into the apartment and we get some rest to recover our energy.
... our time walking through the city, checking out the markets, shops and historic sights. We also stopped for the most amazing popsicles made with fresh fruit, which really hit the spot. It was rididculously hot and crowded (37° C/ 99° F) so we decided to head back to the hotel and cool off in the pool before another perfect dinner in San Gimignano.
Off to Geneva and hopefully cooler weather ...
... So this weekend I met up to stay with two of my good friends from school in Florence, along with 28 other of my friends from Maryland. I thought it might be overwhelming, but it was amazing being able to get a little bit of home abroad. (WE EVEN WATCHED MARYLAND BEAT DUKE!!!!!!!!)
Our first night in Florence, a Friday, we spent in Heaven on Earth. Seriously...it was the biggest chocolate fair I have ever seen. Chocolate covered nuts, ...