Agrihotel Il Palagetto
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... we finally reached our agritourismo around five o'clock. Tired of riding the vans and facing the assembly of our bikes! Not always the easiest of processes - especially for those of us who are not mechanically inclined . . :-). And we did have a few issues . . . Barbara's back brake did not work (minor issue). Tom forgot to bring the skewers for his wheels. Fortunately he had some old ones he ...
Arrived in San Gimignano late morning to explore the medieval town, deep in the Tuscan countryside. Well known for its 11 century towers, and given the nickname medieval Manhattan. Originally 72 were built as monuments to show the towns wealth, today only 14 remain. The place was stunning with its pristine cobbled streets packed full of small shops offering Italian ...
... in the 12th C, then it became a seat of government, then finally it turned into a grim prison with torture and execution chambers. It has now been restored back to its original splendour and all signs of execution and torture have been removed!! It houses priceless Tuscan Renaissance sculptures, including lots of Donatello's, Michelangelo's, Bernini's, Cellini's etc. it also has a lot of fine antique objects ...
Annie is an ex-pat from Washington, DC. After her first year of Georgetown law school, she visited Volterra, met her husband and never left. Her husband is from Volterra, was a professor but reinvented himself, like Annie and now works in the wine business.They have 2 children.
We started at the Etruscan gate which dates back to 400 BC. Then we saw the Duomo and Baptistery and hospital, all near each other. One needed to ...
... on the ceiling, lovely artwork and a beautiful Baptistery which during it's first few hundred years did only Baptisms on certain dates during the year and only the men and the infant were permitted on the main level; the women stood on the level above and watched. Weird.
It got quite hot in the town and we wandered around looking at the shops. Our tour guide locally was a beautiful girl; she was the epitome of how I picture beautiful young ...