I apologize for not posting as much as I had anticipated on the trip. I only got to day one, wow, that’s pretty pathetic.
Well, I’m keeping this short for the same reason that I havent been posting, we are kept on our feet all day. We leave early, and come back late. Although I could post late at night, unfortunately the Villa turns off the router around 9ish (?) and we usually get back a little later. And mornings are way too rushed.
Here is out Itinerary that we were given tuesday morning.
-On Tuesday we went to the Florence Museum to see David, and wandered around Florence a little bit.
-Wednesday we went on Assignment to Fiesole (a town really close to our villa. Our villa is on the outskirts of Florence, and right after it Fiesole starts.) Wednesday was the day National Geographic photographer Massimo Bassano met up with our group. He is with us for three whole days and that’s really neat! After Fiesole we wen on a long trip to a Olive press (as well as wine making) outside of Florence. That was sooo cool. I definitely bought some authentic Extra Virgin Olive oil! :)
-Thursday was amazing, but also a slight dud. It was the day we went to Cinque Terre, the most beautiful place I’ve been to so far. Cinque means 5 and I believe terre means ‘town’. So literally, its 5 towns situated along the coast of the mediterranean, completely built into the rock cliffs. These towns were SOOOO COOL!!!! I loved it. Now the downside was that almost the majority of the morning ( and on and off throughout the day) we had CRAZY thunderstorms. These weren’t just some thunderstorms that were measly and passed by, they were completely TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS!!! It was absolutely insane, and granted nobody was really prepared. I had my rain-coat (or so I thought.) Torrential Thunder storms are not the best place to find out your so-called ‘rain-coat’ is not waterproof….
-Friday (today) we are heading to Luca/Pisa/(possibly Siena?). I’m not really sure on what they decided, but i’m sure it will be great. There has been a rumour floating around that we are going tandem biking in Luca! (how fun!) It will be a bit of an adventure, but thats what makes the trip. Doing things that are beyond the ‘norm’ of ‘tourism’.
-Saturday we are going to Voterra and San Gimignano. Volterra I know is where Twilights New Moon was filmed, so I’m quite pumped about that. As for San Gimignano I dont know much about it, but I’m sure it will be great!
-Sunday we leave Massimo behind unfortunately, but…..we are going by train to VENICE! Everyone is incredibly excited, including me! :)
-Monday is basically our re-coup day. We are going into Florence to see the last minute things, buy touristy items etc. We are going to edit our pictures, have a final dinner and also give our final presentations to the group.
- And Tuesday, unfortunately is home time. :( :( :(
Okay, so much for keeping that short!!! heh heh.