Albergo La Toscana
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... people of Siena it is a very serious moment. Yet, many tourists do come to watch the race. We were told some recommendations to offer those from outside of Siena who do come to witness the Palio. First, be careful about approaching contradaioli in the time before the Palio, as this is a very sensitive moment and the people might actually act a bit aggressively. Further, on the day of the Palio, all the horses get blessed in the churches of the contrade. They recommends tourists to ...
... towels will have to be my main compensation on this occasion.
The purpose of this latest entry is to share a few additional photos from Siena before I leave, but also to let you know my plans with regards to the final few weeks to Rome.
Depending on which guidebook I consult, I am either 255 or 284 kms from Rome right now. I think it will take me 11or 12 days to reach St Peter's Square, so I estimate my date of arrival to be ...
... you can buy the bus ticket from. Bus schedules are shown in a screen along the bus stop that indicates the stop number you should wait for the bus.
We first had lunch in a pizzeria when we got there before going for sightseeing. The pizza was great at 7.50 € for the pizza prosciutto and funghi. We were so hungry and cold when we got there that we went into the first pizzeria we see. Finding the sights isn't so ...
I wake up with a full-fledged cold, and greet Donatella at breakfast with a low and husky growl. Then we're off into town for a planned day of serious leather shopping. We start by heading back to Santa Croce, and take a good look through and around the church before lunching at a nearby trattoria. Chicken. Roth with fine noodles in it is just what the do for ordered for my cold; Yalini has the classic Tuscan soup called Ribollita. Next we hit the shops, but ...
... the gardens along the way with watermelons, sunflowers, grapes and a wine bar with big coffee mugs! On to Greve, the town where you fill your own wine with the vintage of your choice. We found the shop but settled for the WC and gelato. We decided to pass on inebriation since leaving Candee to fend for herself getting back into Firenze didn't seem the right thing to do to our BFF! So, we make the loop back to the ...
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Via Antonio Lombardi 41, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $110
Via Custoza 2, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $123
- A fine hotel
- Wonderful staff
- Loved it
Piazza la Lizza, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $133
- Location great; Hotel below average
- It was okay
- Best location
P Mascagni 55, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- Clean, basic hotel
Via Nazareno Orlandi 32, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Viale Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 67, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Via Montalbuccio, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $72
Via Baldassarre Peruzzi 33, Siena | 2 star hotelfrom $114
Via Garibaldi 72, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $93
- Ok, but lacking in charm
- Good location, nice enough hotel
- Not a first choice
Strada Di Vico Alto 2, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Viale Curtatone, 15, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $91
- A Delightful Retreat
- Right and clean hotel.
- Chiusarelli isn't bad, but the price is too high.
Via Banchi Di Sopra 85, Siena | 5 star hotelfrom $367
- 5 Star hotel - Excelent location & Beautiful ammenities
- Wonderful experience!
- Only 5 star in the walled city
Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $210
- Loved Palazzo Ravizza
- Absolutely wonderful introduction to Sienna
- Pretty disappointing!
Via E.S. Piccolomini 35, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $127
Via Delle Regioni 26, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Via Montanini 28, Siena | 2 star hotelfrom $87
- Just okay...
- Too much money for poor quality
- Nightmare in Tuscany
Via Massetana 70, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Viale Europa 12, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Via Stalloreggi 38, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $115
Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 7, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $167
- A perfect 40th Wedding Anniverary celebration.
- Loved the Villa Santa Caterina
- Good choice
Via Fiorentina 32/40, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Super Value!
- Nice hotel
- Will certainly return !!
Strada di Pescaia 73 / 75, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Via B Peruzzi 19, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $112
Via della Diana, 4, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $117
- Me encantó todo
- Loved it all
- Nice hotel with a couple of drawbacks
Strada di Certosa 82, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $400