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Jun 28, 2016 - Medieval Towns

Elton made bacon and eggs, juice, strawberries, toast and jam for breakfast. We did a little research and headed out on the road. First stop, San Gimignano a very old town with several towers, which make it very unique looking. There are several towers and the view approaching the town is very striking. Once in the town we wandered around. There are shops all along the main street. There is a museum and the entrance is very well maintained, but decided to skip the rest of the museum for other adventures. Then we sat on the church steps and...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Castello Di Albola

Up and head down to the COOP for groceries. Everyone was there. So was Nana. We said Hi. We picked up 6 huge bottles of Heineken Beer of 6.60 Euros.. Great purchase. Took the groceries home and headed to the Lavandria. As I did the wash Elton headed out to find a car wash. A girl in the laundromat suggested a location. So Elton drove all over the country side to fine the car wash next door. So clean clothes and a clean car. Quick shower and head down the highway to Castello Di Albola. A winery that the Zonin's own.. you remember them from a...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa

Got up this morning and headed downstairs to where Salvatore was just setting up the cafe for the day. He asked if we wanted something to eat. Not really but ok. So he processed to feed us. First a fruit drink, then buns with marmalade, then buns with ham and cheese (which he sold to us as bacon and eggs), then we had a coffee latte, and then when we couldn't eat any more Salvatore went in the condo building door and I saw him go a set of stairs. He came back with two tray of warm croissants. He asked if we would like one...... ok.. so we...

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Oct 12, 2012 - Certaldo

This is our last full day in Tuscany so while we wanted to absolutely fill it with eveything that we haven't seen yet we had to be sensible and stay relatively close to home. It helped that it was raining, something we had to expect at this time of year. With this in mind we went to Certaldo which we have been going to most days to catch the train. Today was something different, we had been looking at the old walled city on top of the hill all week and the finicular (cable car) that takes people up to the top. So off we went, as we do. The...

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Nov 29, 2010 - Travelling to Certaldo

Today we leave Viterbo and head for Tuscany and a small town called Certaldo. Wouldn't you know it, first lousy day for weather - cold (4 degrees), overcast, blowing a gale and raining - perfect weather for travelling on unfamiliar roads in a unfamiliar car, ande relying solely on a GPS system to get us there (who said there was no adventure left in the world!!). Anyway, the GPS successfullyt guides us out of the hotel and onto the Autostrada - a tip for budding travellers, don't try and drive in Europe without a GPS system, you'll never...

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Nov 29, 2010 - Travelling to Certaldo

Today we leave Viterbo and head for Tuscany and a small town called Certaldo. Wouldn't you know it, first lousy day for weather - cold (4 degrees), overcast, blowing a gale and raining - perfect weather for travelling on unfamiliar roads in a unfamiliar car, ande relying solely on a GPS system to get us there (who said there was no adventure left in the world!!). Anyway, the GPS successfully guides us out of the hotel and onto the Autostrada - a tip for budding travelers, don't try and drive in Europe without a GPS system, you'll never find...

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Nov 29, 2010 - Certaldo, San Gimignano & Pisa

Today first we're exploring - 3 towns in one day. After a quick breakfast we head off to our first destination, San Gimignano, an historic walled city dating back a thousand years or so (http://www.sangimignano.com/sghomei.htm The drive thru the Tuscan hills is amazing, hills lined with grape vines and olive groves, the leaves on the trees turning gold and brown. Everytime we come over a hill there is another photo opportunity to be had. Navigator Julie is the designated piccy taker, which is just as well because its freezing outside the...

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