Hotel Antica Badia
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... expensive alabaster art.
One of the coats of arms City Hall is that of the Medici family, Lorenzo the Magnificent. In 1472 after a six week resistance, Volterra fell out of hunger to Lorenzo’s troops. He then had palazzo of the Bishop razed. A fortress was built on the site of the Bishop’s palazzo, the highest spot in the city. It was built to defend the city. However, it was built just far enough away from the city to be able to shoot ...
... The remains of a Roman theater was unearthed in the 1950's beneath an old refuse dump just outside the stone walls.
In a light rain, we found the San Lino Hotel and were delighted to discover indoor parking provided next door. The hotel was comfortable and the staff helpful in getting us settled in. Rain cleared next day and we explored the cobblestone lane ways. It was much like other towns ...
... off the train, we did not see the city. Instead we saw a couple signs reading "city center," with an arrow. Of course, we followed the arrows and found ourselves once again walking next to the coast. After walking for a short time, we realized that we were walking toward a large mountain area, with stairs winding their way to the top. Of course, this village was sitting on the top of the mountain. We climbed the stairs to examine the wonderful panoramas of the ...
... on a hill. It wasn't very busy and we realised once we had gotten there that we had come at the wrong time as almost all the shops close around 1pm in Italy and some don't reopen until 4! We enjoyed looking through the town though and we found a nice little restaurant to have lunch. Nath ordered roast chicken with vegetables and salad as he was craving some chicken- it's not easy to get meals with chicken in it here and we ...
... and within a few short minutes we are on our way (after the wine) with clear instructions for the drive to our Tuscan farmhouse B & B.
As a postscript to the above: The restaurateur did not know Paolo. The farmhouse entry gate was on the road we had been travelling up and down on for the previous 2 hours. The street number in the GPS was incorrect as I vaguely remember putting in a substitute number when the GPS would not take the correct one.