Tag Archives: Italy

Closing the Door on Tuscany

Yes, it’s finally over! I won’t be boring you with slide shows of Italy any more (unless I go back, of course!) One of the things we loved looking for was interesting doors and door knockers. Because, of course, we … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – Montecatini Alto

Montecatini Alto is the hilltop town next to Montecatini Terme. The hilltop town was the original settlement – later it spread down into the valley. We could see this lovely little town from our hotel, sparkling on the hilltop. In … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – San Gimignano

San Gimignano was totally charming. It’s sort of the “New York Skyline” of Tuscany, with its many towers atop a hill. Unfortunately, we never had a chance to be somewhere to get a good photo of the town from a … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – Siena

Another “bonus” tour we took in Italy was a trip to Siena and San Giminano, both hilltop towns. This was one of the best tours we had on the trip. Traveling to Siena and San Giminano by bus allowed us … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – Florence

Warning – Photos of nude statues ahead. We spent only one day in Florence, so we didn’t get to see as much as we would have liked. Originally we thought we might return on one of the free days at … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – The Winery

One of the really fun things we did was to visit Fattoria Il Poggio, where they make both wine and olive oil, for an awesome Tuscan dinner and wine tasting. The winery is located in Montecarlo, which is very close … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – Cinque Terre

In which there is even some knitting content. One of the most scenic tours we took in Italy was the trip to Cinque Terre. This is a group of five towns along the coast of Italy, connected by a series … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – Pisa

Our next stop was Pisa.   This, of course, is what everyone goes to see in Pisa – the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is open (you can see some people at the top in the photo), but … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – Lucca

Lucca isn’t one of the big-name cities you usually see in Italian tours, but we thought it was one of the best places we went. The city walls, dating back to the 16th century, are completely intact, so you can … Continue reading

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Tour of Tuscany – Fashion

It will take me a while to sort through all of my vacation photos, so here’s a quickie in the meantime. What was in fashion in Italy? Metallic fabrics – especially for shoes and bags. Mostly silver, but a lot … Continue reading

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