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  • Day4


    August 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Nach einem halben Tag Pool sind wir heute aufgebrochen Richtung Siena! Unser erster Stopp war San Gimignano📍 Dort haben wir uns die Geschlechtertürme angeschaut, die bekannt sind für die Toskana. Danach ging’s weiter nach Siena. Siena ist eine relativ große Stadt in der Toskana. Alles ist sehr verwinkelt und die Häuser sind aus Ziegelsteinen gemauert. Es sieht ein bisschen so aus wie im Mittelalter! Am Rückweg haben wir dann noch in einer kleinen, süßen Pizzeria am Straßenrand gegessen🍕😋Read more

  • Day4


    October 6, 2020 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Nächster Stop auf der Tour ist Pisa.
    Nach einem kleinen Frühstück in Bologna ging es auf direkten Weg hierher.
    Nachdem ich meine Unterkunft bezogen habe ging es auf direkten Weg zum Turm, was sonst. 😁😅
    Natürlich habe auch probiert ihn wieder gerade zu rücken, hat bei mir aber auch nicht geklappt. 😉 Danach habe ich noch eine kleine Runde durch die Stadt gedreht, wobei ich sagen muss, sie hat ihren Charme aber erinnert auch irgendwie teilweise an ein Kriegsgebiet da die Häuser echt fertig aussehen. Bzw teilweise habe ich mich zurück nach Hanoi versetzt gefühlt, was ich wiederum sehr gut fande. Allem in allem eine Reise wert. Bin dann wieder Richtung Unterkunft da es doch sehr windig wurde und es nach Regen aus sah. Was sich auch bewahrheitet hat. 🙈🌧 Daher verbringen ich den Abend heute auf dem Zimmer, mit ein paar Köstlichkeiten aus dem Supermarkt und ruhe mich für meine Weiterreise morgen ein bisschen aus. 😎
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    Michaela Löbert

    Na klappt es mit dem Gerade schieben :-)

    The Mäx

    Natürlich nicht 🙈😅

    Michaela Löbert

    Mist, also mehr zum Training 😆😉

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  • Day15

    Taxi, taxi

    August 20, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Up sort of early and the Taxi driver set off for Pisa! Good navigation got us into the centre of Pisa and parked. We walked through the streets, having to stop for a refreshment, as it was hot, hot! We found the tower and of course Pete had to try to push it over, while everyone else was trying to hold it up!

    After looking at all the incredible buildings we headed off for beach nearby for a swim. Soooo many people but it was still great to have a swim, but too hot to sit on the beach for too long. It was amazing seeing the mountains in the distance while standing in the water.

    Then we set off again and went to Lucca, a walled city where we wandered around, we have done a lot of that, oh and also had to have some refreshments too!

    We finally returned home and we made a platter for our last night in San Gimignano. Off to Venice tomorrow.
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    Amanda Perry

    Glad you both are having this wonderful experience. Also a bit of an envious lala that im not!!! Surely there was room in someones suitcase for me. It all sounds amazing and looks gorgeous.

    Sandra strongman

    Maybe not room in the suitcase!! But you can come and carry mine for me 🤣🤣

  • Day19

    Tuscany: Volterra & San Gimignano

    May 22, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌫 14 °C

    Just a two-hour drive from Florence, you'll find Volterra, a walled hilltop town in the Tuscany region of Italy. This town has perhaps the best sightseeing of all of Italy’s small hill towns and plenty of history dating back to the 8th century B.C. Its out-of-the-way location keeps it from being trampled by visitors, and so this was an ideal location for us after bike tour in Croatia.
    One interesting story here was of the 2300 year old Etruscan Arch that was part of the defensive wall surrounding the town. During World War 2, the German army was retreating from Volterra on June 25, 1944. The locals were told that the Archway was going to be blown up the next morning to slow down the Allies who were approaching the next day. To save the Arch, locals worked through the night digging up paving stones making up their road and piling them up to build a wall within the Arch. The Germans decided that they wouldn’t waste their dynamite, and so the Arch was saved.
    San Gimignano is the epitome of a Tuscan hill town, with 14 medieval towers still standing (out of an original 72). Packed with tourists, this nearby town was worth a morning stopover with breathtaking views.
    Siena is nearby as well, and that is best known for its huge square (the largest in Italy) where the famous Palio horse race is held every year.
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    Margie COLBOURNE

    A beautiful finish....under the Tuscany 🌞 xo

    Bill and Peggy's Travels

    A great trip, Margie. Two more days to go in the Cinque Terre. Hope to see you this summer!

  • Day13

    Day 13e. Volterra.

    August 17, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    As we finished our self guided tour of the town hall the locals started their festival with cheese rolling and other theatrics just outside the front doors. We took a seat in the temporary stand and watched for awhile but the language was foreign to us.
    Then we moved our car because the brilliant spot we had was changing to a tow away zone in the morning because of the festival.
    We had a meat and cheese platter and beer for dinner then did a lap of the city before settling into a glass of white chianti wine at a street wine bar.
    Wouldn't you know it! More bands and flag throwing medievals marched up and down the street. These people really are pleased to see us!
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    Love Volterra. My cousins live near there. She is even shorter than us Sue 🇭🇺

    Susan Green

    Loving it here. Haha. Good to hear Lina. Most of the Italians we are seeing are long limbed and elegant.

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    Day 13a. San Gimignano, Tuscany.

    August 17, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Within the city walls of San Gimignano, in the Middle Ages there used to be 12,000 residents now there are 4,000 within the wall and 6,000 outside the wall.
    The city is encircled by 13th-century walls, its old town centres on Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square lined with medieval houses. It has a skyline of medieval towers, including the stone Torre Grossa. The Duomo di San Gimignano is a 12th-century church with frescoes by Ghirlandaio in its Santa Fina Chapel.Read more


    How beautiful is the countryside in Tuscany. Que bello

    Susan Green

    Magnificent. We are loving every moment and view.

  • Day14

    Day 14a. Volterra. Teatro Romano.

    August 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    The Roman Theatre in Volterra was built at the end of Ist century BC, during the Augustan period, consulship of Aulus Caecina Severus. It was built within the perimeter of the Etruscan/Roman defensive walls, against steep slope. Theatre capacity is estimated on 2,800-3,500.
    The quadriporticus flanks the remains of the Roman Baths erected when the theatre was abandoned at the end of the III century A.D.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Province of Pisa, Pisa, Pise