Borgo San Luigi
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Travel Blogs from Monteriggioni
... 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 ...
... to drive then park. We have early starts each day, 5:30 alarm then suitcases outside the doors for collection onto the bus then breakfast for us. Out of the room by 7:30 and onto the bus. Everyone has been very punctual so far which means avoiding the worst of the traffic. We are having to do hand washing until Nice which is ok but tricky with drying. We are hoping we haven't left anything behind - power cords especially! We had a great escape out of Roma, through the old ...
... all over the sloping square as though it were still a grassy field. We had lunch on the square, which provided a great lively atmosphere. I tried a local Sienese specialty called Pici, which is a type of pasta, basically like a fatter spaghetti. It was made in house at the restaurant and was so delicious, with a very different texture than any of that boxed stuff we get at home (Sukh had lasagna...again!). We decided to work off some of our lunch with a ...
... bama, really loudly aftereach verse-guess you had to be there. Next daywith. Minor hangover we all headed to the view point looking over Florance for our group photo. jimmy our tour manager i think at his point is still drunk. He put on a super man suit for the photo and then we decided, for punishment for being late for the bus, which is like a Contiki sin, he had to wear all it day. Lets just say i think it was more a reward that ...
... the Francigena path. People needed a place to stay, safe place to keep or exchange their money. First place to developing banking -Bank of Siena, operating since 1471.
We visited the church where the head of St. Catherine and one of her fingers is on display. Towns wanted a piece of St. Catherine as they felt it would offer them protection and good luck. Catherine is the Patron Saint of Italy and recently, in the 1990s, Europe. She was born 22 or 23 of 24 children . At the age ...