Borgo San Luigi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- TV Channel One Russia
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Depart Rome on the Tuscany relax and wine tour. (4 days, 3 nights)
Rome, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Borgo San Luigi, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Florence, Volterra, Pisa
Day 1: Pick up at Hotel Cortina at 7:15 am. Our guide is Stefano and the bus driver is Enrigo. We are a small travelling group of 2 couples. The other couple …
Today was a sightseeing day. We went a short walking tour of Florence and got a bunch of history lessons about various pieces of artwork and churches scattered about the city. Apparently Michaelangelo's David used to be displayed in public (for 300 years) and is now replaced with a fake (as many other important artworks are). To see the real ones you need to get in a long line to view in a museum.
After the walking tour, we had a ...
... 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 ...
... and I accepted a life of loneliness and spinsterhood, and had big D&Ms (deep and meaningfuls). Entrée was delicious – chilli potatoes. Main meal was divine – soft tacos and burritos to share, all served with rice, salsa, refried beans and sour cream. Our drink was perfect – more like a delectable slushy than an alcoholic beverage. Best Mexican ever!
We pranced around the streets intoxicated with the…ahhhh…charm of the ...
... We arrived at Santa Maria Novella station and met our friends the Cooks at our hotel Tornabeacci , went to the rooftop for refreshments and got assaulted by the pigeons.... Strolled down to Illatini's for a fantastic family style dinner, the owners acted like they remembered us from our trip in 2009... Not sure I buy that but appreciated their welcoming effort. We decided to turn in.... Tomorrow we make a the ...