Hotel Resort Antico Casale di Scansano
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After Siena it is 'take a deep breath time'. The morning after the day before (Thursday), saw us head north-west to San Gimignano for a few days. San Gim features high on the list of 'visit able places' in this part of Italy. Coll and I visited there in 2000,.. our last holiday dedicated specifically to Italy. Our memories of the place were of a historic, beautiful town that boasted loads of fashion stores (both male and female),.. in fact, I purchased a suede bomber jacket on ...
Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...
In the morning, after checking out, we drove a few miles down the road to a winery. We had a great tour and learned all about how they grow the grapes and care for them. Probably more information than I wanted to know, but Tom really enjoyed it. We then tasted several of their wines with some local food. I enjoyed this part the best. :). On the way to Montalcino we made a couple of stops. First we stopped in Cortona and walked around the town. It was a typical ...
... I stayed just outside this town and I loved it. I remember a lot more shops though and I know there were whole areas I was before that we couldn't find this time. And that pretty much sums up Tuscan towns. I feel like you'd have to be in a town for a few days to really find everything. They all have a main square where most things are, but then there are these mazes of little streets. Montalcino isn't very large but it is SO hilly. Steep steep hills. "Contemplate how much ...
... route is 55km's, and there are two alternate routes that will increase the length by about 25k's, frankly I will be happy to complete the normal route!
On the bikes, we went downhill from the hotel to the road. I am having issues with my bike clips, and can't seem to get them on/off in a very efficient manner. At the bottom of the hill, there were cars coming and I tried to unclip so I could stop and wait, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking