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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 – 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 – Montecatini Terme

For our entire trip in Italy, we stayed in Montecatini Terme, which is a resort town in between Pisa and Florence. This turned out to be not only a pleasant place to stay, but a great location to use as … Continue reading

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