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Clyde and Anne we presume?

Clyde and Anne we presume?

Saturday 26th April 2014

Clyde and Anna with Lori and Ewout sitting in from of the motorhome

Clyde and Anna with Lori and Ewout sitting in from of the motorhome

Leaving Florence in the morning we drove through the relatively quiet streets as it was a Saturday and headed south to meet up with Clyde and Anna. These are an English couple who we have travelled with in Morocco in 2011 and Turkey in 2013. We will be spending a couple of days with them in a campsite before they head south and then we will meet up mid-May in Sicily to spend some more  time travelling together. The drive was very pleasant and our first stop was a supermarket to stock up on food and drinks.

View of the countryside from the caravan park.

View of the countryside from the caravan park.

Ah Pizza it was delicious.

Ah Pizza it was delicious.

Lori with her pizza. She was afraid that she would be able to eat it all. She was wrong we even had desert afterwards.

Lori with her pizza. She was afraid that she would be able to eat it all. She was wrong we even had desert afterwards.

At the pizzaria.

At the pizzaria.

As we were driving out through the town Lori said there was a man on a bike waving at us, when I looked to the side of the road there was Clyde on his bike. Anna was also there as they were off to the supermarket as to get some supplies. We gave our greetings and said we would meet up at the campsite. The campsite was muddy as it has rained the night before but the scenery was idyllic , just what you imagine Tuscany to be.

View from the road of San Gimignano.

View from the road of San Gimignano.

The old gates to the town.

The old gates to the town.

Colorful souvenir shop. It does say no photos but Jenny didn't see the sign until after the photo was made.

Colorful souvenir shop. It does say no photos but Jenny didn’t see the sign until after the photo was made.

Getting to know you.

Getting to know you.

The town is known for its towers.

The town is known for its towers.

Lori and Jenny in the town square. There was a band playing.

Lori and Jenny in the town square. There was a band playing.

Small door , big lintel.

Small door , big lintel.

Ewout and Jenny with a view of the towers.

Ewout and Jenny with a view of the towers.

It was a rainy day as you can see by the umbrella.

It was a rainy day as you can see by the umbrella.

Backstreet, lovely discovery , quiet.

Backstreet, lovely discovery , quiet.

Lori eating a gelati from a world record shop.

Lori eating a gelati from a world record shop.

We spent two pleasant days together with Clyde and Anna, going for walks to the local villages and having a meal at a Pizzeria. On Monday morning we packed up cleaning off the mud as best we could said our farewells and headed to San Gimignano.

Monday 28th April 2014  San Gimignano.

Our first stop, in a town noted for the many towers and piazzas, was very enjoyable walking around and discovering small alleys as well as interesting features. We then headed off after lunch to Castellina in Chianti to explore some more. Exploring this little town, we again found many points of interest, including the Archaeological museum with various Etruscan items from local excavations.

Window in Castellini in Chianti.

Window in Castellini in Chianti.

Covered walkway. Good on our rainy day.

Covered walkway. Good on our rainy day.

Scooters and an Ape 50.

Scooters and an Ape 50.

Jenny took this photo from the window in the museum as Ewout waited outside.

Jenny took this photo from the window in the museum as Ewout waited outside.

Chariot in the museum from the Etruscan period.

Chariot in the museum from the Etruscan period.

A small house on the way back the the motorhome.

A small house on the way back the the motorhome.

One Response so far.

  1. jhclutt67 says:

    Love the pics and blog. We were in San Gimigano in 2001 when we were very new at overseas travelling. Don’t remember it being that pretty or the towers. Made me want to go back.

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