Albergo La Toscana
Travel Blogs from Siena
... and dry. Job done! Then to a tour office as we only have 3 days here before off to the Amalfi Coast. Booked the hop on hop off for tomorrow and the Vatican and colosseum on Monday...can't go to the Vatican on a Sunday as it is closed! Will probably hit the Trevi Fountain tonight and gift a few Euro's to help pay the Italian debt. No photo's yet, so will update some tomorrow, which will include some of Tuscany. ...
... shops. We did the rounds and found that 'seats' still available we're selling for anything from 200 euros to 600 euros. We looked at each other and said,.. We may never pass this way again (sounds like a song I once heard),.. So we grabbed 2 of the 200 euro seats! (there goes the budget). Now,... there was another option,.. all those people in the centre of the square actually get to be there for no cost!!! Whilst that sounds attractive, the issues are these,.. you have to ...
... stairs being just wide enough for one person going one direction at a time would mean waiting hours for a group of people to go up and come back down. On this day, Rick and I and only 2 other people (from Minnesota) were on the roof.
Did I mention how wonderful it is to be sight seeing without crowds?
The Duomo was our next stop. How magnificent it is. So massive I was dwarfed by ...
... laced & tied by chef's expert hands. There was a brief lesson in foccacia and then on to dessert...Are you ready, Bill?... a flourless chocolate souffle! He gave me several different variations on the theme, none of which I'll probably ever be able to recreate. The final lesson was an item they call "cat's tongue" which sounds much more eloquent in Italian. It's a cookie-like thing that is hard to describe. When we were finished, we took a short break ...
... barriers and tourist hoards, every space has something decorating it. The gaps between the floor scenes are decorated with a square marble pattern and the walls near the ceiling have loads of small statues. I cant imagine how it was designed and how someone could hold that much detail in their head aat one time. in reality they probably didnt, from what I-ve learnt, some of these things are built over 100 or more years. The painting on the inside of the ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Albergo La Toscana Siena
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Via Antonio Lombardi 41, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $110
Via Custoza 2, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $123
- A fine hotel
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Piazza la Lizza, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $133
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P Mascagni 55, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $129
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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
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Strada Di Vico Alto 2, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Viale Curtatone, 15, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $91
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- Right and clean hotel.
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Via Banchi Di Sopra 85, Siena | 5 star hotelfrom $367
- 5 Star hotel - Excelent location & Beautiful ammenities
- Wonderful experience!
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Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $210
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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...
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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
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Via Fiorentina 32/40, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $107
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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
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Strada di Certosa 82, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $400