Hotel Antica Badia
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... got stuck in and were having great fun with it too. Not only had everyone donned authentic costumes, which covered the whole social, royal, ecclesiastical and political spectrum from peasants and lepers to dukes and duchesses, but all the streets and shops in the centre of the town had been transformed too. There were stands in the street too displaying crafts and skills, such as making stained glass, assorted weaponry, writing using quills and ...
... this angel sculpture but wasn't willing to go back to work to pay for it.
Also, we love to visit the duomos and cathedrals. As is so often the case with these old churches, construction funding dried up before the marble facade went on. This duomo in Volterra is very humble but holds some beautiful art pieces inside.
While visiting here, we particularly noticed ...
... and we head back inside the walls to wander. We see a tower that has a ground floor door and then the ground floor had no interior access to the safe upper floors. Rope ladders were used to get upstairs and the doors were just wide enough for one person but definitely not an enemy with armor and weapons. We look in the church of St. Michael and window browse an alabaster gallery that is closed but has some interesting pieces. Alabaster was big business in Volterra ...
... which the family I was staying with had because I was staying more than 2 nights. So I had to take the train back into Monterosso to get my passport, waited for about an hour before I could head back to La Spezia to get my ticket. At La Spezia I overheard a guy saying he was going to Riomaggiore - so I introduced myself and created small talk. We chatted it up and hung out almost the rest of my stay. John and I went to grab something to eat and get drinks somewhere ...
After a sumptuous continental breakfast at our Hotel in Santo Stefano, we packed up and headed for the Cinque Terre. We had been warned about the narrow roads around the area, but it still came as a bit of a shock to be winding your way down steep mountain cliffs, with barely any railings, the road only wide enough for one vehicle in many places. Each time we met a vehicle or a truck, one of us had to back up ...