Borgo San Luigi
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Arrived Pisa. Hired car and drove to hotel, about 1h30m. Staying at Borgo San Luigi, near Monteriggione. Right next to Ruffino's La Solatia estate and vineyard. Dinner at Hotel.
Well things have been pretty hectic so I haven't had much time to update the blog. We've been doing quite a few of the optional excursions so most of our 'free time' has been spent travelling to other attractions. Now that we're a bit further north the pace has settled down a bit and I've got a bit more time.
We left Rome and headed to …
... main square (with all the other festa visitors),.. and soak up the atmosphere. What we are finding is quite different to what we expected. This festa has a focus on music, small theatre productions, and loads and loads of 'trinket stalls' (I have just been reprimanded,.. they are 'arts and craft stalls',.. apparently!!) This is not the medieval festival we thought we would find. Wandering around this evening was a lot like wandering around a week-end market back home,.. not ...
... stop was the Piazzale Michelangelo which is place that over looks the city of Florence. You can see the entire city and all its beauty... and it is beautiful. It looks like something out of a story book. Florence was once surrounded by a wall, which you can still see parts of from the Piazzale Michelangel. There is also a replica statue of Miachangelo's David here.
After the Piazzale we went to the Accademia Gallery to see some Italian ...
... Verona and walked around. The park and ancient roman building were beautiful. Then I made my way to Juliet's house where there is a statue of Juliet. When I got there it was packed out with scores of people lining up to touch Juliet's breast, as this is supposed to give you good luck in love and generally. So fingers crossed this is true for me :) you may have seen Letter's to Juliet, the movie. It's a chick flick, so I've definitely seen it :) and people write letters to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service