Fattoria Pieve a Salti

Loc. Buonconvento, Buonconvento, Tuscany, 53022, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Siena

A travel blog entry by travellingshoes on Aug 11, 2014

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... people of Siena it is a very serious moment. Yet, many tourists do come to watch the race. We were told some recommendations to offer those from outside of Siena who do come to witness the Palio. First, be careful about approaching contradaioli in the time before the Palio, as this is a very sensitive moment and the people might actually act a bit aggressively. Further, on the day of the Palio, all the horses get blessed in the churches of the contrade. They recommends tourists to ...

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

... but wholesome and plentiful. Eight of us sat down to eat and the hospitaleros encouraged everyone to speak in English out of deference to me as the only non-Italian speaker. They all spoke English, obviously. The rules of the place stated breakfast would be served at 6am, partly to suit the housekeeping schedule and partly to facilitate an early arrival in Siena for us the next day. Another rule was that the doors would be locked at 11pm, but my late ...

ALMOST STOPPED

A travel blog entry by darylheather on Oct 13, 2013

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... peasant farmers, who did all the work only being able to retain half of what they produced. This museum is housed in late century rooms of an old granary built against the old walls that encircle the town which have remained unaltered through the years. Buonconvento is quite an austere town compared to the other ones we have seen over the past few days. We will be sorry to leave this little piece of paradise, as Rome is on the agenda for tomorrow.

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MORE OF THE SAME!!

A travel blog entry by darylheather on Oct 10, 2013

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... metre fall now. Pienze is also noted for the production of a pungent sheeps milk cheese called pecorino. Every produce shop filled the street with the familiar shearing shed smell of a lactating ewe with excess milk accumulated and dried in her wool! But it tastes fantastic and so we had that and wild boar salami, another Tuscan delight, on brucshettas for dinner ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Loc. Buonconvento, Buonconvento, is near Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Baptistry, Val d'Orcia, and Wine Train (Treno del Vino).
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