Residence Borgo degli Olivi
Travel Blogs from Riotorto
... their favorite local snack "The Bones of the Dead."
We stayed at another privately owned villa here, and although not as fancy as the villa in Lucca, we were struck by the fact that so many Italian businesses and hotels are family owned and operated. We've received better service at these hotels than the larger chains, and the prices are considerably cheaper. Upon a return visit I'd definitely stay in the smaller towns and visit Florence via day trips. ...
Well, we have now been here 12 days and it has been absolutely divine.
Lots of time to relax and just enjoy the ambience of this beautiful village. From the lovely Square which is made up of the local church Santa Chiara, a perfumery, fish shop , butcher, bakery, shoe shop (which we have frequented) pizzeria, and bars to the amazing promenade at the front of the marina.
Yesterday we had an eventful day going in the boat (see relaxed folk in boat) around to ...
Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
... 2 nights before a 7 hour drive
back to Mainz and there was slow traffic due to road works and it was
also the end of the long weekend on Sunday. Everyone was just going back
to Germany and the A8 highway was the only road going back to Germany.
... not inspired by the Leaning Tower because she has totally taken to the sketching at other sites. We got all the requisite photos and my buddy Luke (Chainsaw) was flying the Charm City Run colors so we got some good pics with the logo of the world’s favorite running store in front of the leaning tower. After some bad souvenir food and a death march back to the car, we were on our way to Lucca.
Mary Paige has a policy of not deviating from her GPS ...