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Aug 4, 2008 - San Gimignano

Today we visited the historic San Gimignano. Wow, what a place! Once again I loved it. We successfully navigated our way there thanks to the Tom Tom that Daniele (from Milan) lent us. It has been a God send and so far we have not got lost anywhere. Again the drive there was a bit windy but gorgeous scenery. San Gimignano is amazing. It is like a town within a town with amazing castle like walls surrounding it. Very narrow winding streets, some quite steep. It is very touristy with a lot of trinket shops etc but very beautiful none the...

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Oct 7, 2007 - Florence to Fiesole to San Gimignano

Ciao all, In this tiny little medi-evil town over 1000s of years old in the middle of Tuscany I have found an internet point - I,m SO excited. Now we are here for a week and I can keep in touch..... So today we had a leisurley morning after breakfast as I wanted to visit a shoe shop (surpirse, surprise) that didn,t open til 10, they had boots I thought I loved but decided against it as they didnt look as good on ! Pity. Anyway we walked around to the garage to pick up our hire car, its been there for 3 nights and it cost 90 euro (AU $145)...

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Oct 2, 2007 - Tuscany Day 1 - San Gimignano

Tuesday, 02 October, Tuscany - San Gimignano I have nothing against the Italians, but having said that, I am SO glad that I was not born in Italy. And I'll tell you why - I can't speak a word of Italian! Can you imagine how awkward that would have been? It never ceases to amaze me just how people almost always are born in countries where they can speak the language... Anyway, this is our first day in Tuscany. (Oh, I should explain to those who are unenlightened, like I once was. Have you already tried to find the town of Tuscany on the map?...

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Sep 24, 2007 - San Gimignano

Monday 24th September 2007 Weather:- Warm -29 degrees (J) It is a good thing that I am writing my journal as it is the only thing that is reminding me of the date every day. At the moment it is "it must be---as we are in ---". We drove along the back lanes of Tuscany this afternoon but first we had some domestic time, I did some ironing---the first time on this holiday Larissa you will be surprised to know---and Herman washed the car. We are fast learning that white lines on our map mean lane ways. Lane ways that are supposed to carry two...

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May 17, 2007 - Under the Tuscan Sun

Things got off to a bit of a rocky start. Tuscany is best explored by car so we had reserved a rental car in Florence. Unfortunately Thrifty messed up our reservation and instead of the "intermediate" sized car we had requested, the only available car was not even close to being large enough for 4 adults with luggage (unless you were doing one of those contests to see how many people you can stuff in an Alfa Romea 147). We ended up renting from another company at a much higher rate but at least we all fit comfortably! Nasty letter in the...

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Oct 8, 2006 - Tuscany Boot Camp - Volterra, San Gimignano & Siena

Sunday...and up @ 7am for boot camp and then a quick bite. Francesca agrees to make a reservation for us in Siena for dinner and we're off for the day. First stop is furthest out in Volterra. Meandered the town during Renee walking tour. Town is known for it's alabaster artists & craftsmen. On to San Gimignano for a quick bite and a walk around the town. Very picturesque and it's towers can be seen from miles away. On to Siena - headed into Centro and parked by the stadium. From there it was a short walk to Il Campo. as we arrived, a dozen...

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Apr 18, 2006 - ......contd

dove into tuscany for a day then and went to san gimignano and siena. both worth seeing, but were definitely more tourists in siena, so we enjoyed san gimignano a little more.....the drive was amazing though - felt like you were driving through watercolor paintings!

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