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Certaldo Loop, Monday May 16 - cellophane — LiveJournal
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Certaldo Loop, Monday May 16
"The Manhattan of Tuscany"

The next morning was a leisurely loop day, only 28 km total. Even better, we got to ride without our panniers, since we were returning to Certaldo that night! We enjoyed a peaceful breakfast on the hotel's terrace. It is a beautiful little outdoor area, with a lovely view of the countryside.

Gazing across the hills, we could see a city in the distance with several towers silhouetted against the sky. Brek had told us when we noted it the previous night: That's San Gimignano, known as "The Manhattan of Tuscany". Centuries ago, it had over 70 tall towers -- not skyscrapers, but enormous stone structures likely built for dying silk. Today only 15 towers remain, but it still makes an impressive sight. Now it was our destination.
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jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: June 20th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
So when is this coming out in book form?
crwilley From: crwilley Date: June 20th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can just imagine the towers with the aerial bridges...what a lovely sight that must have been, back in the day.
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