Relais Chiara e Lorenzo
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We then decided to take a drive to either Siena, Lucca or San Gimignano .San Gimignano won. It is a walled town set high in the Tuscan hills with spectacular panoramic views of the country side. A perfect day for it we thought.As we arrived we realised that everyone else thought the same. It took a while to find somewhere to park. We were hungry, tired and all needed a toilet stop. The perfect storm.
As soon as we walked into ...
... at me with a blank look and then glaring eyes that were saying 'mum, I told you last night I don't understand'
Then Emilio picked up a stick and drew a map in the dirt, accompanied by hand gestures.
Ahhh - language I understand.
We head up the hill past the olive grove and beyond the vineyard to the big waste bins.
We gave him the thumbs up on our way back down.
The kids played soccer on ...
We dodged the rain today to visit the Bargello Museum. This is one of our favourite Museums in Florence. It has the most amazing sculptors from some amazing people (Michaelangelo, Donattello, Cellini, Giambologna...). We recommend it to everyone visiting Florence. It is also quite small and uncrowded. The Bargello was built in 1255 as the town hall. It is a relatively small brown brick building, set around a beautiful courtyard complete with ...
... After lunch with a view we walked down and back across the river for a quick visit to the Galileo Museum - history of science with some of his original equipment! A walk across the Ponte Vecchio was spoiled by the hoards of tourists all window shopping in the jewellery shops that have lined it for over 500 years. There were a few spots of rain despite the sunshine so we hurried back to the hotel for a well earned cup of ...
... with a job like that, and it was amazing to hear her stories.
Our hostel, Villa Camerata, is 20 mins out of Florence city. I stayed here with my parents when I was 12, and it is just like I remember – more like a grand villa than a youth hostel! Although some of their facilities are a bit run down, and the breakfast is still awful. We had to walk up the long winding driveway, and were to glad to throw down our packs in the dorm room (where Katharina and Mira ...