Greetings. I finally managed to sort all the pictures from my recent summer holiday in Italy. I’ve been to Italy several times and I really like the country. There are some fabulous places to visit, such as Tuscany – if you like the countryside and medieval towns. If you’ve never been to Italy before and plan to visit, I suggest you stay a few days in Tuscany to recharge your batteries. I’ve been there two times and I will definitely go back.
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In the album below you will find pictures from (in this order):
Siena – one of the top destination in Tuscany. As one can guess, there are literally hundreds of cafe bars, wine shops, pizza shops, ice-cream shops all over the streets of Siena. You basically can’t get hungry or thirsty while looking for a nice place to eat & drink. All of them are nice, you just can’t go wrong. :)
San Gimignano – my favorite town in Tuscany so far. It is a small medieval that rises on a hill near Siena (about 40 km), in the wonderful Tuscan countryside. It is also named “City of Towers”. Ice cream lovers have a good reason to visit San Gimignano: there is an ice cream shop which won the World Ice Cream Championship several times and it has been visited by numerous celebrities, as pictures on the walls suggest.
Polcenigo – a small town in Northern Italy, 95 km north of Venice. Gorgazzo Spring is a delightful place, the water is so clear that you can actually see the trouts in the few-meters deep water. There’s a small bistro near the spring, where you can drink a good italian espresso while admiring the gooses.
Lignano Sabbiadoro – another coastal town, not far from Caorle. There is a beautiful Zoo park in Lignano Sabbiadoro: Parco Zoo Punta Verde. It is quite large and it takes about 2 hours to visit it.
Conegliano – a nice town 30 kilometers north from Treviso. There’s a castle on a hill where you can admire the beautiful and enchanting landscape.
Caorle – a coastal town on the Adriatic Sea near Venice, my seaside destination town in the last 3 years.
Abbey of San Galgano (L’abbazia di San Galgano) – located about 30 km West of Siena, another place of attraction in Tuscany. The ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of San Galgano are enveloped by a mystic atmosphere. There is a sword which has been plunged by San Galgano into the rock emerging on the top of the hill in 1180. It has been considered a fake for many years, but a research in 2001 conducted by the Siena University has indicated it has medieval origins. It is the Italian version of Excalibur. The sword is in a safe place – it is guarded by a ferocious beast, as you can see in two pictures near the end of the album :)