Castello di Velona

Localita Velona, Montalcino, Tuscany, 53024, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Siena

A travel blog entry by travellingshoes on Aug 11, 2014

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... are windy curved streets. We did however find the Grom, the pannaforte and eventually the car! Getting out of Siena was even more of a challenge. Our GPS wanted to make us turn where there were no turns. She has been very vocal on the country roads making sure that we didn't turn up roads that were not there or driveways but she was suspiciously quiet in the city streets - Italian GPS! We took a side track on the way home to vivat a winery ( we thought it might be the winery ...

Looking ahead (in the direction of Rome).

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Aug 10, 2014

26 photos

... towels will have to be my main compensation on this occasion.

The purpose of this latest entry is to share a few additional photos from Siena before I leave, but also to let you know my plans with regards to the final few weeks to Rome.

Depending on which guidebook I consult, I am either 255 or 284 kms from Rome right now. I think it will take me 11or 12 days to reach St Peter's Square, so I estimate my date of arrival to be ...

Once Siena, never forgotten.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Aug 10, 2014

26 photos

... soup strainers' and I have to admit mine had progressed so far past this stage I was having difficulty getting food into my mouth.' I first thought I'd shed it at The Grand St Bernard Pass, but I had forgotten to buy the shaving materials. I then delayed things until after the rice fields of Piedmont on the grounds that it would offer some protection against the mosquitoes I told you about. I finally decided to do it at Siena, so that I might have a ...

Leaving Tuscany, Heading to Sicily

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 14, 2014

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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 ...

Walking the Ramparts of a 600 Year Old Castle

A travel blog entry by raymond52 on Oct 10, 2013

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... a Romanesque style castle that towers over the city. According to our tour book, while the city was eventually captured by Florence, the castle never fell to an invading force. We climb a very unsteady wooden staircase to reach the top of the castle and admire the beautiful vistas from the castle walls. After the castle, we wander around town visiting a number of ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Localita Velona, Montalcino, is near Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Fattoria dei Barbi, Altesino Vineyards, and Le Ragnaie.
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