Travel Blogs from Siena
We drove to the villa a few days ago and have been settling in here getting ready for the wedding and meeting the other guests coming for the wedding. Ryan and Bick (my nephew and his new wife), have friends from all over. Ryan and Bick work in England and Bick's parents are from Malaysia, so was a very multicultural affair.
... took me to the city and to the hotel where I was met by the owner of the hotel who said he would not have room in his hotel but will put me in the new hotel he had just bought. So he put my bags in a taxi and we went to this beaut place, with an elevator, and then I crashed...
The next day I caught the train to Florence and met uop with my sisters, Dymph (Dymphina) ...
... In Italy or Egypt, we would have our own church or mosque in Trout Creek - maybe 2 or 3. As it is, we live in a secular neighbourhood, unless you count the Hindu Temple, I forgot about that. Yes, the Hindu temple will have to be our nod to Trout Creek's expression of faith, and a very fine job it does. Especially at Diwali!
Now, as the early morning Tuscan sun appears over the red tile roof tops I think about all that has been written about this region. Food, ...
... van, road and occupant’s tolerance. Coping skills for the riders ranged from eyes shut to singing at the top of one’s lungs. You’ve seen that scene in The Sound of Music where all the kids come flying into Julie Andrew’s bedroom because they are frightened by the storm, and she calms nerves by breaking into song? Well it was that on a larger scale of songs and smaller scale of space.
The wine flowed from a re-used 5-liter bottle that had stored ...
... with painted walls and ceilings, famous frescoes and the best part; heads of a zillion important guys of the church (each one different) looking down from high up in a row all the way around the church. Actually there were other guys who's head carvings are at a different level, so they must have been super important, and just a few mega important guys full body and head on pillars (or pedestals). Maybe the saying,"don't put me on a ...
Other places to stay in Siena
Via Antonio Lombardi 41, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $90
Via Custoza 2, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- A fine hotel
- Wonderful staff
- Loved it
Piazza la Lizza, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $128
- Location great; Hotel below average
- It was okay
- Best location
P Mascagni 55, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $123
- Clean, basic hotel
Via Nazareno Orlandi 32, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $96
Viale Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 67, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Via Montalbuccio, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $60
Via Baldassarre Peruzzi 33, Siena | 2 star hotelfrom $115
Via Garibaldi 72, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $46
- Ok, but lacking in charm
- Good location, nice enough hotel
- Not a first choice
Strada Di Vico Alto 2, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Viale Curtatone, 15, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- 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 $381
- 5 Star hotel - Excelent location & Beautiful ammenities
- Wonderful experience!
- Only 5 star in the walled city
Pian dei Mantellini 34, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $156
- Loved Palazzo Ravizza
- Absolutely wonderful introduction to Sienna
- Pretty disappointing!
Via E.S. Piccolomini 35, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $104
Via Delle Regioni 26, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Via Montanini 28, Siena | 2 star hotelfrom $80
- Just okay...
- Too much money for poor quality
- Nightmare in Tuscany
Via Massetana 70, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 7, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- A perfect 40th Wedding Anniverary celebration.
- Loved the Villa Santa Caterina
- Good choice
Via Stalloreggi 38, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $154
Via Fiorentina 32/40, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $103
- Super Value!
- Nice hotel
- Will certainly return !!
Via B Peruzzi 19, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Strada di Pescaia 73 / 75, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Via della Diana, 4, Siena | 3 star hotelfrom $138
- Me encantó todo
- Loved it all
- Nice hotel with a couple of drawbacks
Strada di Certosa 82, Siena | 4 star hotelfrom $383