Antica Fattoria Di Martiena

Via Di Martiena 8, Montepulciano, Tuscany, 53045, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Montepulciano

Siena

A travel blog entry by travellingshoes on Aug 11, 2014

7 photos

... 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 ...

Looking ahead (in the direction of Rome).

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Aug 10, 2014

26 photos

... 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 ...

Once Siena, never forgotten.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Aug 10, 2014

26 photos

... a colourful T-shirt to blend in even further, yet pilgrim-attire protocols normally proscribe the wearing of cotton articles. Que faire?

Another thing I'm trying to avoid is the souvenir sellers. My family know how much I like to bring back little momentoes from trips abroad, but you simply cannot succumb to the temptation when you know there's no room in your backpack. What's worse is I still have to find a way of disposing of the best part of a ...

First day in the Tuscan countryside

A travel blog entry by jmayo on Jun 21, 2014

3 comments, 23 photos

... the highway or made it up these hills. It was a 1.5 hour drive down to Montepulciano, where we'll be staying for the next 4 nights as we day trip our way around Tuscany. On the way was a small town called Torrita di Siena so we stopped to look around. We didn't find any shops and only saw 1 restaurant but the streets were narrow and hilly and the view was good. Nate was worried this is what Montepulciano would be like too, but I ...

Cheese, Olive Oil, and of course WINE!

A travel blog entry by schreinski on Oct 05, 2013

21 photos

... door, which we later found out was the wrong door - Whoops, took more pictures overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Tuscan country, and ate lunch. I was feeling adventorous so I ordered a cheese pastry with pear, thinking it would just be flavoring or something. NO - Ended up being maybe one of the grossest things I have ever tried, and it wasn't just pear flavoring, there were legit hard chunks of PEAR! I mean who puts PEAR in a pasta dish - NO ONE! After lunch ...

Location

This hotel, located on Via Di Martiena 8, Montepulciano, is near Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Contucci Cantine, Terme di Chianciano, and Tenuta Valdipiatta.
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