Residenza San Domenico

Via della Sapienza 39, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy | B&B
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Sickness, but trudging on to Montepulciano anyway!

A travel blog entry by lizziep


... has mentioned several times now that when we started talking about "hill towns," she didn't realize in her head that this would involve lots of vertical walking. She thought maybe we drive up the hill, then the towns on top would be relatively flat. This is not the case at all. Pienza was somewhat flat, but that's been the only "hill town" that we've visited that possesses that quality. Montepulciano wasn't quite Cinque Terre, but I feel like after that hike, we probably ...

Monks, Wine and Chocolate

A travel blog entry by summersabroad


... call the contact number, and were able to arrange a private (short) tour on 10 minutes notice. One of the lessons we've learned in Italy is that you really shouldn't trust that signs mean what they seem to; this is pretty annoying when a sign says"open" and the place is obviously closed, but it can work the other way around. The wine was pretty tasty, and we bought a couple of bottles to enjoy later. They ...

Siena, Tuscany and hot sunny day!!!

A travel blog entry by paul-kirstydale


... out a place to eat for later. The walk in took about 20 minutes and we didn't get lost once!! Cars are not allowed in the city - apart from it seems those who live there.

The town was lovely. Whie we were walking in we saw a church type building sttod high on a hill and hoped that we didnt have to climb that high, As lucj had it, there was a series of escalators to take you up - what ...

We Felt the Itch But Couldn't Quite Scratch It

A travel blog entry by


... to the atmospherics of the day.

Gaby and I made our way around the city. We enjoyed what it had to offer; the number of churches and basilicas was remarkable and most of them could boast some serious art. The links between now and Siena's past in terms of its architecture and buildings are very strong and evident. But at the end of the day we were struggling to get a handle on Siena's identity. ...

Under the Tuscan sun

A travel blog entry by katemc55


... the extension in place til today. Then we see the Campo, the town's medieval dated large centre, where the Palio, the famous horse race between rival contrade is held...Gorgeous expansive piazza, but I wouldn't like to be trapped in a crowd there in the middle of summer! So a dinner at a lovely restaurant nearby including vitello tonato, pasta and delicious pepper beef. Taxi ride home through the narrow one way streets is quite a ...

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