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Travel Blogs from Siena
... And it looked as if Mum and Dad were in the kitchen producing lovely food. The decor was modern and refreshing and our dinner excellent. It was a winner!
Another memorable stay and heaps of photographs - thank you Siena and our host Alberto.
Tomorrow is a travel day - bus from Siena to Florence and the train to Salerno and taxi to Amalfi where we will put our feet up for a while.
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1.A beautiful traditional hilltop castle, basically run by a family wine and olive oil business. 2. Italian ladies gather to gossip loudly on the same seat every day. 3. Sooooo many grapes everywhere. 4. Every hill has a Castello 5. Walls of a castle are really thick and not very good for wifi connection. 6. Every little nook and cranny is somewhere beautiful. 7. There is something satisfying in knowing that the streets have wine flowing under them. 8. Food here is ...
... remembering to drive left hand side, oops right hand side. Usually it is a split second shock to see a car coming towards us when we start, because our brain is in Australia mode.
One person definitely concentrates on the road, the passenger needs to navigate and read signs. It is too hard to do both. Made it to the main road and we are off.
Heading north west, we had set Ken to Siena with a couple of way points of L'Aquilla and Orvieto. ...
... attached to the nobles houses (the wealthier you were, the taller your tower and the safer your family in the event of invasion). Very picturesque place. We had a lovely time wandering around the narrow cobbled streets shopping and had a gelato at the World Champion Gelateria (superb).
San Giamingiano region is the home of the Sangiovese grape and Chianti wines. The next stop on our bus trip was to a family-run vineyard for ...
... Roman. Built in 79 AD this amazing testament to Roman architecture was amazing. Also the views afforded from Volterra atop the mountainside were breathtaking.
The majority of the group went for a Tuscan dinner in downtown Siena at Campagnia dei Vinattieri. I decided to wear my stilletos tonight - all the power to those Italian women - how they manage to navigate the cobble stone roads daily in their heels without breaking an ankle is ...
Other places to stay in Siena
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 Enea Silvio 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