Hotel del Sole
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
... their favorite local snack "The Bones of the Dead."
We stayed at another privately owned villa here, and although not as fancy as the villa in Lucca, we were struck by the fact that so many Italian businesses and hotels are family owned and operated. We've received better service at these hotels than the larger chains, and the prices are considerably cheaper. Upon a return visit I'd definitely stay in the smaller towns and visit Florence via day trips. ...
... the pool like "little schoolgirls" Jeffrey commented. So much fun has been had.
Sadly Jeffrey leaves us on tuesday for London, then off to Paris and then Berlin.
So dear friends we do hope that you are keeping warm and we are sending loads of Elban sunshine into your lives.
Until the next time , we are afraid that Claudia has befriended Noddy and Big Ears and so they are threatening to invade our space in the village. Can you believe it? Mmmmmmmmmm
... we'd have had the bloomin' Morris Men!! (Why do the Morris Men wear bells? So they can annoy the blind too).
The parade made its way up to the top of the walls, which were about 300 metres away from our café, where they stopped. The occasion was an attempt, (a successful one as it turns out), to get in to The Guinness Book of Records with the longest line of tables used for serving a meal. They had over 2000 people who sat down for the meal, and ...
Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
lo and behold we could not escape them. They are back & ensconced in the villa. They turned up in their little yellow & red car yesterday. They found a toad on the way (see picture attached) & decided that they would stay for the duration.
It has been lovely enjoying the pool & going into the piazza for a coffee after getting a mountain load of salad veggies for J ...