Hotel Resort Antico Casale di Scansano
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Travel Blogs from Scansano
... we were walking to the water! Once in we noticed that there was plenty of floating moss and other things to dodge, but we were nice and cool!
Time for dinner - Italian pork sausage with herbs, cooked in a tomato sauce with some zucchini and then served with some rice. Nice and simple, but good and tasty none the less! We relaxed under our tree and planned what needed to be done to prepare for the next few days.... And that is where we will leave you for the ...
... is moan with pleasure as he eats them! We all needed to shower, wash our sulfury clothes and chill….but wait, what’s that noise?? Oh, it’s the kids Euro disco and fashion show in the bar opposite out pitch (5m or less), with compering in Dutch and English. Hey Macarena…it’s gonna be a long night! Last night I am sure we were sitting in the bar with the Dutch family that were out to enjoy themselves. For such a quiet race they know how to make noise ...
After eating our last breakfast on our porch with the beautiful Tuscan view, we packed up and headed towards Montepulciano. Tom had made a reservation for a tour of the Avignonesi winery and a wine lover's lunch. It was an interesting tour. They are an organic vineyard and we learned how they put cow manure into cow horns and bury them for one year, then use it as fertilizer for the grapes. We learned how they planted some grapes in different ...
We began the day going to mass at Abbey Sant Angelo, a 12th century Abbey near Montalcino. We knew that the mass would be sung by monks in traditional Latin Gregorian chants. It was beautiful sitting in that old church listening to the music echo all around us. After church we drove to San Gimignano. This is a town famous for its towers. The town walls were built in the 13th century. Of the original 72 towers, only 14 survive. There were ...
... back to 500 BC. It was an interesting tour. They grow their grapes just outside the gates and then bring the juice into town to ferment in oak barrels down in the caves. We also went down into an Etruscan tomb. Notice the picture of the cow head on the cave wall that shows up really well with flash. During the war, the caves were used as shelter and the tomb was used as a freezer with layers of ice and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking