Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chan Brothers Italy Holidays: San Gimignano Tour (Day4)-Part 4

After our soul-enriching tour of the beautiful Florence City, our tour group headed towards San Gimignano. San Gimignano was not initally in our travel itinery, it was an optional tour which the whole of the tour group agreed to visit, paying around 20 Euros each.

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town.

Before we entered into San Gimignano after walking up a long flight of stairs, we were awed by the show-stopping scenary:

Having had a hectic morning, we proceeded straight to San Gimignano. Our tour group settled our lunch at San Gimignano. My wife and I had a ham and cheese pizza each. The pizza were very salty as expected and as usual.

My wife and I had an idyllic walk around San Gimignano after taking our photos of the ex-castles there. Along the way, we saw a bridegroom and bride, whom we supposed just had their wedding solemnisation in a nearby area. My wife and I visited the cakes shop there before indulging in Gelato ice-cream once again!

We were quite hungry after our San Gimignano tour. Before boarding the tour coach to depart, my wife and I, on the advice of the other tour members, made a quick dash for the "COOP" supermarket near the boarding point of our tour coach for 6x2 litre mineral water! The cost of living in Italy is high but for mineral water, it is very cheap at just 24 euro cents for 2 litres. The mineral water is used to sustain the rest of our tour till Switzerland where we can then drink right from the tap. Another use of our mineral water is to wash our faces as Italy water, being hard water, does not cleanse fully!

We boarded the bus and proceeded for dinner at Fat Brothers Restaurant!