Castel Pietraio

Strada di Strove 33, Monteriggioni, Tuscany, 53035 , Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Monteriggioni

Florence and San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by hotstone


... different stages of completion and get a sense of how he worked.

We then headed to the Borgo in Tuscany - the tree lined entrance up the long driveway was pretty impressive and our the pool was nice (although only the Kiwis and the Aussies braved the coolish water and had a swim). Whilst in Tuscany we visited the hilltop village of San Gimignano, which still had a number of it's towers. The towers were built by the elite as a status symbol so each one tried to build ...

Under the Tuscan Sun.

A travel blog entry by sarah_simon


... sorry for him. He was over here for 3 months! Devastated.

He used the phone and gave it back (we were there the whole time he used it) – always in our sight. Afterwards, we returned to looking at the menus and deciding what we wanted to eat. We ordered our food – Simon a burger and me a pomodoro pasta dish. When it came out it smelled so good! Halfway through eating it, the guy comes back and asks us if he can google where the American embassy is. We ...

A return visit to Firenze.....

A travel blog entry by eagle10


... requires compulsory reservations, so I wanted to get that ticket early. The other train that I’ll be using will be a Regionale, which won’t be any problem.

The station was as busy and hectic as usual, with people everywhere and trains coming and going. I had some trouble with the ticket machines, as the first two I tried wouldn’t work. The computer network seemed to be “locked up” and just not responding. However ...

Andrei sul Ponte Vecchio...

A travel blog entry by amkozak


... proper formatting on this thing. I just thank God for captions.

As for St. Peter's...I don't think there's much I can say about it that hasn't already been said by countless others. I will only echo what I said in my last post that I SO wish I could have been inside it for the New Year's Day mass, or really any mass when their choir is singing. It is probably fantastic. I would probably cry.

The next ...

Firenze è molto divertente!

A travel blog entry by nbrown77


... change, the elderly woman stated that she loved me (don't be fooled- it was a statement that she also passed on to the preceding 5 tourists). After some hesitation, I decided to give her a euro, and she was overjoyed. She blessed me and proceeded to kiss my forearm. (Audrey, a strong Christian in Christ, gave her 10 euros because she felt led to do so, a respectable, generous move). Later in the evening, Ms. Santee (a native Albanian), informed us that all "homeless beggars" are not to ...

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