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Travel Blogs from Castellina In Chianti
... curves without incidence, despite his head being firmly screwed in the direction of the front seat passengers! Once in Radda, we raced to get our next bus tickets from the local tobacconist (they are everywhere because sooo many people here smoke - boo hoo that I have given up!!), then got straight on the Siena bus. The scenery has been fabulous right throughout Chianti, although the view became non-existent on part of the Siena route because of the rain and low ...
... una muchacha y cuando escuché su acento pensé que sonaba muy similar y tenía que adivinar de donde era. Y sí! Era de Quebec. Hoy en la mañana escuché un acento y dije en mi mente, "TIENEN que ser de Chile." Así era! Es muy divertido conocer a gente de otros lugares.
Yesterday I asked for bus instructions in Italian and actually understood the response, and today I also had a mini-conversation in Italian! Fun stuff! But ...
We had the ubiquitous buffet with one new wrinkle. They served boiled eggs - we tried the three minute egg - totally raw - good for Caesar salad dressing - the five minute one wasn't much better - finally we settled for seven minute eggs which were edible. Off to Castellina for a real visit - not to inspiring - we had a wine tour booking at 11 but on arrival we couldn't find anyone for ...
... brought me directly past Florence's chief triple landmarks:
- The cathedral (or the Duomo, on which construction began in 1296)
- The baptistry, (or the Battistero di San Giovanni, which sits immediately in front of the cathedral and on which construction began in 1059, making it the oldest existing building in the city) and
- The ...
... today. While we were getting settled in the room Alessio comes back and informs us that he has already made reservations at both museums for us and we could choose whether or not to use them. We were very impressed and gladly accepted his generosity. This took some stress off of trying to get everything in and allowed us to take a more leisurely pace to the museums.
We grabbed lunch in the square in front of Santa Maria Novella ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed