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Travel Blogs from Chianciano Terme
... of one way hairpin turns and we were glad to have a GPS for this drive as if we had not we would still be driving around! We finally found a car parking station, not the one we were heading for but another nearby. This turned out well as it was near the spotting stadium and very recognisable on the maps. Also it ended up we were not far from the main attractions as well. We went straight to the information centre and booked a city walking tour then bought our city pass for ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... didn't take all that long for the food to come. When it did I could've just dived into it! Looked so inviting! First bite was so delicious: and finally, proper al dente pasta. You could tell for sure this time. And I instantly fell in love with this style of cooking pasta. Authentic and beautiful. I love that slight hardness to it. It just goes down so well. Pasta is definitely my favorite food. The vast array of forms of pasta out there always makes for variety and difference. ...
... full bellies we walked home and all three of us jumped into bed to watch a few shows before bedtime. We needed a good night sleep before we left for Tuscany! Mom and I waited outside the hotel with our bags as Emile peeled up in our rental, a little black FIAT! We thought we were getting a Ford so I was thrilled! With my google maps on my iphone programmed we were ready to go. Montalcino here we come! I booked our first winery tour ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service