"Old Village" Colle di Val d'Elsa by BruceDunning

Colle di Val d'Elsa Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 35 photos

Map of the area.

Map of the surrounding area shows that the town is ideally situated between two famous other towns that you most likely would visit; Siena and San Gimignano. It is a bit of a winding trip to get to Colle di Val D'Elsa, but well worth the trek.

Serene View of the terrain.

The main entry is Porto Nuova, and it is a thrill to go through the portico, a small arched cave like setting.

Typical narrow streets the wander through

The best part of the visit is to walk around, and possibly get your directions turned around. There is an upper and lower part of the town; citta alta and citta basso. The living part of the city for locals is mostly in the Alta section which is a hilly ridge running the length to the edge of the hill. In the middle is the tour sites and shops called the Piano section.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Enjoyable decent sized city for strolling
  • Cons:If you stayed here, not much to do buyt shop-eat.
  • In a nutshell:The view coming into the city tells is all-pretty-original
  • Last visit to Colle di Val d'Elsa: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Ciao, Bruce. Thanks for taking a few photos of this quaint town, Colle di Val d'Elsa. My wife and I spent 4 nites in Colle and visited the many hill towns nearby.

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 4:30 AM

    Hello Bruce, you visited a large number of less or not popular (at least on VT) towns in Italy like Orbetello, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Talamone where I happened to pass, often years ago.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2009 at 5:10 AM

    I would love the crystal museum.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Hi, Bruce! ><>< Thanks for your page! I woud pay a visit to Italy with pleasure too.....

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    Now, I would really enjoy the Leaded glass Museum, the palace, the Duomo, and the other museum. Lovely.


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