Gallia Palace Hotel Relais & Chateaux
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... The pontes of course add to the beauty of the area. The town is only small and the area surrounding pisa and the associated religious buildings is literally swarming with tourists - quite incredible really as we have not seen this since leaving Rome. Pisa and the Duomo and surrounds are really quite lovely and the plush green velvet lawns make the sight even more outstanding. We are glad we took the time to visit.
On the Porto S Stefano ...
... Sing since the owner is not at home. He shows us our apartment and we bring in our stuff.
We are here for two nights and this is a quiet place on a ground floor with a little kitchen area. Now the only issue we have here is that this is Sunday and this is Italy. That particular combination means that ALL the stores and restaurants are closed. This includes variety stores, gas stations, Mom and Pop places, everything. That means that we aren't going ...
... cheese plate and wine along with stunning views of the sea. Speaking of wine, Elba offers most of the best of Tuscany including fruity Sangioveses, dry Chianties, and some of the best Merlots I've sampled in a while. A fantastic local red wine which carries the DOCG certification is Aleatico, which has been made on the island for centuries. Legend has it that Napoleon, before landing on Elba, ...
... dishes. Then a nice chicken/vegetable/potato soup. Next, tried little octopus in a sauce - they were not chewy at all, very good. And then beef and chicken that were so moist and tender. Ate way too much, but the variety and flavors were so good. The dessert was fruit which included fresh figs and grapes (looked like blueberries). Then went to bed extremely full and tired...needing to prep for day ...
... was heading in a direction I didn’t really want to be heading, but was too tired to carry on driving back the way I wanted to be. I tucked down for the night ready for a fresh start tomorrow.
After the adventures of the night before, I decided another beach trip was in order! I headed to a place called Marina di Grosseto, and to a stop which was 400 meters from the beach.
First things first though, I needed petrol. Getting petrol in Italy ...