Castello di Velona
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Today we moved from Tivoli towards Montalcino. We had booked a beautiful hotel there and we had heard it was a gorgeous area to say so we were up and out early as we wanted to make the most of it. We arrived in Montalcino in time for a wander and a cuppa. Montalcino was exactly as we had hoped; narrow winding streets with gorgeous shops and …
... 10 of the 17 districts of Siena. The riders and horses are selected randomly. The Palio and Siena can be seen in the James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace. I have included a postcard with a picture of the Palio. The Piazza was built around 1300, It is impressive to stand in this great plaza and understand that it has been standing for over 700 years. The architecture is unusual because the buildings go around in a circle and different sections of the buildings are convex and ...
... of Siena. Located just 30 miles Southeast of San Gimignano, Siena is the second most popular city to tour after Florence. We arrived in Sienna shortly before 11:00 and wound our way from a parking garage on the edge of town to the Siena Cathedral - Il Duomo. Utterly amazing. While the architecture is pretty conventional, the decor, artwork, sculpture, colors are astounding. Perhaps the ...
After eating our last breakfast on our porch with the beautiful Tuscan view, we packed up and headed towards Montepulciano. Tom had made a reservation for a tour of the Avignonesi winery and a wine lover's lunch. It was an interesting tour. They are an organic vineyard and we learned how they put cow manure into cow horns and bury them for one year, then use it as fertilizer for the grapes. We learned how they planted some grapes in different ...
... us that it’s called crostina. I also have a wonderful risotto dish with a side of funghi. Lynda has her fagioli (white beans) that we find out are cannellini beans. When we first sit down, we decide to only drink water since this was our first day out and we have no idea how long our return trip will be. That idea quickly fades as we order a half carafe house pinot grigio to go with lunch (it could have been a full carafe). ...