What to see in Colle Val d'Elsa
The upper part of Colle di Val d'Elsa is the beautiful and very interesting old town and this is definitely worth a visit. It retains its massive walls and main gate, the Porta Nuova, and the attractive streets lined with palazzi that lead to Borgo di Santa Caterina through the Palazzo Campana and so to the Castello di Piticciano, the oldest part of Colle do Val d'Elsa.
|Palazzo Campana in Colle di Val d'Elsa|
Crystal glass manufacture in Colle di Val d'Elsa
The modern lower part of town replaced the area of Colle di Val d'Elsa that was heavily bombed by the Allies during World War II and is now the location of a thriving crystal glass light industry - roughly 15% of the world's crystal glass comes from Colle di Val d'Elsa, and a considerable amount of it is hand-made.
|An example of crystal glass from Colle di Val d'Elsa|
|Crystal glass blowing in Colle di Val d'Elsa|
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Author: Anna Maria Baldini
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