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The High Tower

To work off some of the gelato we have consumed over the last few days and excessive amount of food and wine today we are going cultural.  We are going to visit a couple of museums, some art galleries and climb the tallest tower in the city for the most spectacular view of the city […]

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San Gimignano by Night

We are, for the first time, not just visiting San Gimignano but staying in the city for a few days.  We parked the car at the bottom of the hill and will spent a few days just walking around and exploring all the great gelato places this city has to offer, but really just concentrating […]

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San Gimignano and Gelato

San Gimignano is synonymous with the very finest of gelato, some great artisan shops and phenomenal galleries.  There is no shortage of the run of the mill tourists traps like the Museum of Torture and other junk stores but for a refined gelato junkie this place is a paradise.  True to form, we parked the […]

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It is hard to show in pictures what makes Tuscany so beautiful – you simply have to see it and experience it and take it  all in day by day.  We certainly can’t wait to get back here for our next trip.  We were in a bit of a shock when we got back to […]

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Great Start

We are leaving Italy today to go home.  What better way to start your morning than with a good breakfast. While we were having our omelettes the children opted for hot chocolate and some pastries.  We never imagined that  hot chocolate is actually hot melted chocolate whipped with hot milk.  It’s more of a meal […]

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La Mangiatoia

It is true – we are those people that photograph our food before we dig into it.  But not all of the time.  We only do this when it is absolutely exceptional.  We found this little place, on the side street in San Gimignano.  It turns out, La Mangiatoia, was featured in Bon Appetite magazine as […]

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La Biscondola

Getting off the beaten path can be so rewarding.  We found this place on one of the side streets in San Gimignano.  La Biscondola, has great service and even better food.  Off the menu, we tried the goose liver pate and  the bruschetta as appetizers, wild boar ragout with white Tuscan beans in wine, truffle mushroom […]

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Lost in Italy

As planned we arrived just outside San Gimignano around 8:00 pm about 10 min drive from our hotel.  We put in the GPS coordinates in and drove off into the darkness looking for our place for the night.  Soon the road turned to gravel, and then the gravel turned into big sharp rocks.  14 km […]

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