Hotel Le Renaie
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... not being towed. So we hiked up many stairs and eventually found the massive and impressive Etruscan Gate. We studied the roadway trying to see which stones had been dug up on June 30, 1944 to plug the gate and convince the Nazi commander not to blow it up to slow the allied advance.
It indeed was a wonderful non touristy hill town which seems unchanged since medieval times. If you are picking one or two hill towns to ...
... There were 15 of us for dinner in total - 5 Plimmers, 4 Canadians in another apartment at the villa (Jill, Tim, Joel-13, Claire-11), Katia, Fernando, Bianca (9), Pedro (11 - he returned around 10pm from a friend's), Sara, Davide, Francesca (8) (Fernando's sister and her family). They had made the most delicious pizzas using produce from their garden - tomatoes, eggplants, courgettes, onions.....and had cooked them in the ...
... we were getting an authentic experience. We met some Aussies, Danes, Germans and Canadians who were all staying at the Villa but had the cooking class to ourselves. Tasting some local wine was also part of the deal and we started with a dry white to go with the many starters we made which were bruschetta, garlic bread (made the Italian way – I can still taste garlic now!), panzanella (a salad kind of ...
... my passport etc was in the hotel safe... Anyhow, wander around the Piazza della Singoria admiring the wonderful sculptures, then head off to see the small Dante museum, which was enlivened by a fellow reenacting some of the Divine Comedy at the front! I head off to the markets, but not overly impressed by the cheap stuff, looking much the same, with lots of pushy salesmen. Manage to buy a wallet and some earrings... A spritzer, then walk up ...
... into the B&B tells us that lots of people get send on that crazy big loop, which is why we should have followed her directions! She is a mine of information, gives us a map that actually works, unlike some of the others we have had, and marks on it points of interest and bus routes, numbers and stops. She also recommends a market street for leather goods and tells us that under no circumstances pay what they ask, you must haggle! Keen not to have ...