26.09.2009 - 26.09.2009 26 °C
Hi All. We went to San Gimnano (I think that,s how it is spelt) today which is famous for its towers. Apparently in the medieval times, feuding families would build towers to throw rocks, spears anything else they could think of at each other to hopefully kill or maim their neighbours. That was about the 12th century. Some of the towers still stand today. There were about 100 now only 10. So all of the building around the PIazza are from around the 12th century and perhaps a little earlier. The town is way up in the mountains of Tuscany and you look out over valleys and into other villages. Having a wonderful time with all of the crew on the trip. Really lovely bunch of people and they help each other out. We,ve got a couple of more mature ladies on the trip and we all muck in and make sure they get to see what they might want to get to see. There,s lots of uphill walking to do and they get a little tired and puffed out.
Anyway, take care all. Only another week and a bit and we,ll be home. :-(
Bee and Ron