Hotel Antica Badia
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... of the stone steps and seats are still there as well part of the stage with Roman columns. In the same area, a Roman Bath was built when the theater was abandoned at the end of the 3rd century AD. Both of these areas were interesting to see.
Volterra followed the new faith of Christianity and at the fall of the Roman Empire, 476 AD, it was already the center of a large diocese. The Cathedral of Volterra is the Basilica Cathedral of Santa ...
... you typically imagined a medieval town would look like. I imagine in it's main era this would have been a powerful and wealthy town. The wall surrounding Volterra was large and overlooked the main valley and was the stopping point for buses to unload their passengers..
Like all the previous towns we had visited the Square was the main hub of town, but with this town the ...
... tower and gave us directions to it, without even mentioning anything else in the city. It really seems that Pisa is a one hit wonder but we were determined to figure out if there was anything else of interest in this city and we were partly successful. We learned that "THE" Leaning Tower of Pisa is not the only leaning tower in the city. At least two other towers in Pisa lean and it is believed that the same architect who designed the famous leaning tower also ...
... say about the city of Pisa itself, and might wonder what beauty we saw in Pisa. But perhaps it was because of these low expectations that we were both pleasantly surprised by Pisa.
Yes, Pisa is all about tourism, and yes, it’s not beautifully restored like other Italian cities – it’s a bit rough around the edges – but what you see is what you get, and ...
... bread etc, the olive oils were gorgeous! D enjoyed the wine and bought yet more bottles, mainly as gifts. We stopped to view the Roman theatre, which was quite impressive and interesting to see, and imagine how it once looked. On our way back to the car, wandering through the steets we wandered round picking random wines to take with us, as our friends in Munich had asked for as many as we could bring back, I think they ended up with 8 bottles! So, ...