Month: June 2019


We left Casole d’Elsa and drove to Volterra, about 30 minutes away on very windy roads. We had pizza lunch in the square and gelato after a walk around the town.

We happened upon a museum of torture which was kinda creepy.

Before driving to Volterra we had to stop at the restaurant where we ate dinner last night because I left my bag there, which contained my Rylo 360º camera. I forgot my Rylo camera at a restaurant in Germany and now in Italy. I must not be meant to have it. At the hotel they were starting a classic car show so we got to see some cool old cars.

Seattle to Florence

It was a good flight on Lufthansa, although the food wasn’t very good except for the cheese plate. Me and the kids were all in one row and Gay was a couple rows back.

After a 2-hour layover in Frankfurt and a 1-hour flight over the Swiss Alps, we landed in Florence (at the Amerigo Vespucci airport, I love it!). I think this is my first flight ever on an Embraer, an E-90, plane.

It took a long time to pick up our rental car, the first wasn’t big enough to fit our luggage (we couldn’t fit 4 bags in a trunk that claims to fit 5) so we ended up with a Skoda Superb station wagon. Driving an Italian car in Italy is more appropriate anyway.

Then we drove for 2 hours to our place in Tuscany.