Travel Blogs from Panzano
All good, found the car and our luggage was intact, so we left Bologna and headed for our home for the next three nights. Although our plan was originally going to be to wing the next three days I just couldn't do it, so from Venice I found an apartment in a villa close to Modena and central to everything we wanted to do, so I booked it. Driving out of Bologna was interesting as we past numerous scantily clad ladies in very high ...
... we enjoyed a nightcap in the garden with some of the group.
Little later start next day, left at 8 for San Gimignano, a gorgeous little hilltop town in Tuscany. What a gorgeous spot and filled with beautiful leather and ceramic shops. Did a bit of damage to the credit card here! Also has the winner of gelato world championships, OMG the gelato is seriously good here. I had passion fruit and chocolate and it ...
... was supposed to have salads but didn't. This area is know for its pork which neither Susan nor I eat. But we each found something to eat. After lunch we hiked from Greves to our inn in Panzano (in Tuscany...apparently there are a lot of Panzanos in Italy). It was not long before the group headed in the wrong direction but Raphael rounded them up. As we started to pass vineyards it did not take long before we began ...
We left the Pitti Palace, grabbed a cab and went to the Piazzale Michelangelo which is one of the highest points in the city and offers bird’s eye views of all the important monuments. We took pictures of the city and pictures of ourselves … classic tourist stuff!
We returned to the hotel to rest and reconvened for dinner at Il Profeta, ...
On Wednesday we drove to Greve in Chianti, about a mile away and we had lunch, walked around, went to the wine museum, bought stuff. We wandered around the square and learned that there was to be a protest of some kind in the late afternoon. It seems that somneone wants to build a large incinerrator in the area and the cditizens are against it. Time will tell what happens.
Assisi will be next on the list of places to visit. More to come!
Other places to stay in Panzano
Via San Leolino 19, Panzano | 4 star hotelfrom $304
Via Case Sparse, 56, Panzano | 3 star hotelfrom $148
Via S. Leolino 59, Panzano | 3 star hotelfrom $123
Piazza Bucciarelli 5, Panzano | Hotelfrom $197