Country Hotel Borgo Sant'Ippolito
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... and olive oil mouthfuls. Some of the cheese we only good five days after being made so it would be the last time I had one in a while. :( After we finished eating we drove to a cool town called San Gimignano. It had once been a rich town filled with 72 stone towers (medieval skyscrapers). When we got to San Gimignano we went to a place that in 2008 and 2010 had be named the worlds best gelato. It was one of the best gelato I have had yet ...
... your turn! The lady behind me was on my side saying they pushed in front of her too! Impatient people!! Anyway, We got in to the
gallery and had a look around. The art is pretty incredible but we aren't too fussed on all the details. We turned a corner and saw David.
Wow. This is pretty much what we came to see. Even though you might not have religious affiliation like me, if you know the story and know of the statue, like most of us, then you can appreciate the wonder of ...
... and began the real work of descending the stairs (our knees, hips, and ankles are not quite healed from the Swiss hike a couple days back). Next up was the Plazzo Vecchio itself where our time was spent admiring the decorated meeting rooms of Cosmo I Medici and the apartments of his high-maintenance wife, Elanora. We stopped for more gelato, and bottled water on our way back to the hotel. We are in for the night, and exhausted after an amazing day. - Ev and Suz
... We did a bit more shopping, first to get my Italian textbook, and then in another little department store we found, where I got some nail polish, and then we went to the leather store we went to about five years ago. My mom got a new leather jacket, and the lady was SO sweet, so we were very excited. Then we went to get something sweet and caffeinated. We went to this place called Giubbe Rosse Caffe that we've walked by a few times. It's in Piazza della Republica right by ...
... taken by Ciro soon convinced me that indeed I had made the right decision in coming as we traveled on winding roads in the countryside of Tuscany and where picturesque landscape of valleys, hilltops and mountains were seen endlessly! Where along the way, cypress trees lined up these roads and where vineyards and olive fields lay silent in the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility