Colle di Val d’Elsa to Monteriggioni – September 30th – 9.1 miles in 6 hours climbing 1100 feet.
One of the Fab Five said, “you must go down to go up” – how about if you want to go up you just take an elevator? Yup, in Colle di Val d’Elsa. This medieval hilltop town has an ascensore to take people and weary pilgrims to the top (or bottom) of the hill.We took this fabulous time machine up to the top for dinner and panoramic views.Our B&B was so comfy and fabulous – the kitchen perfect for wine and then breakfast.Today was a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, forms, textures, terrain and people. The soil rich like dark chocolate. A simply stupendous day!
We’re staying at the clean and comfy B&B In Piazza – literally on the Piazza in this small but uber charming hilltop medieval walled city. Roxanne’s post and photos:
Walking out of the town of
Colle Val d’Elsa.
One legged sock change
Soaking up the view
An Italian and a Nevadan showing their total joint replacement scars on their knees.
Pruning olive tree
Walking towards the hill with the towers of the town walls of Monteriggioni.
Yellow in Tuscany