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Florence, nah — San Gimignano

We got to Florence much sooner than we expected — it took about a little over 2 hours from Venice. After driving around for 1.5 hours — and I cannot say it was only that — we said, “OK, we didn’t want to be here anyway. So, we headed out of big-city Florence to the hill country of Tuscany, the country in Italy we most love. No matter that it was raining. We wanted to be in the gentle rolling hills, decked out in the splendor of olive trees and vineyards, and so we set up shop in San Gimignano.
Now the problem — besides rain — is that our hotel (on the central square, how cool is that?) does not have wifi so I can’t post any pictures, which we didn’t take today anyway.
Hey, we love it here. Absolutely the finest place in Italy for us. Tuscany.
I’m encouraged by the comments about the Pope’s book. Something coming for three more days.

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John W Frye

posted May 29, 2007 at 6:45 am

The somewhat recent movie *Under the Tuscan Sun* had beautiful scenes of the rolling terrain there. We can imagine what you are seeing first hand. God bless!

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posted May 29, 2007 at 10:54 am

Oh my favorite place ever. You are so lucky. I want to swap worlds with you this week.

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posted May 29, 2007 at 11:03 am

You are making me miss Italy! I took a group of 32 others there back in March. Firenze was wonderful once you made it into the heart of the city into the older part of town.
Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Dana Ames

posted May 29, 2007 at 12:01 pm

How lovely for you!
San Gimignano is where Michelangelo stayed whenever he was “at home in Florence”. Didn’t get there, but hope to some day. I’m a Michelangelo nut.

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posted May 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Wow! I was able to visit Florence for two weeks in march. So Beautiful. Make sure to visit the Boboli Gardens!
*Sigh* I almost didn’t come back.
If you want to pay for wireless, just stop by any of the internet-train cafes. They’re pretty good.

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L.L. Barkat

posted May 29, 2007 at 7:49 pm

(seems there’s not much more to say than that :)

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