Country Inn Casa Mazzoni
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... city of Siena. It really is in the most amazing setting, high in the hills with fabulous views over beautiful countryside. I can't believe I haven't been here until now! We have had a fabulous afternoon and evening in Siena with the highlights being: - Prosseco on the hotel terrace waiting for it to get cooler before we went exploring - Having our own Taylor Palio, Theo winning (with some generous help from Ella and Max) ...
One of the highlights of the trip so far was our morning ballooning with Chris and Claire from "Ballooning in Tuscany". We had an early start (5am) to be down at the launch field for 5.40am and then we took off at about 6.30-6.45am on a beautifully sunny morning with fantastic views over the Tuscan countryside - the pictures hopefully do it more justice than any description I can ...
... br> Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were an advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded ...
We decided to have a later start to the day before heading to Siena the plan being that we would get there in time to catch the La Lizza markets. We didn't think that the trip would take too long but decided to take the back roads hence arrived about 11am which was fine. However, we had no idea how horrendous the traffic would be! My goodness, it was every man for himself to get a car park. Finally after one and a quarter hours of doing circuit around the old walls of ...
I know I am not a huge history buff, don't remember or want to know stories and facts about everything. But I am enjoying a story here and there on my travels, so hope you don't mind me passing some information on. And if anyone is reading this and actually knows about historic events I speak of (like my brother), ignore it if I don't get everything perfectly straight. It's like telling a good story...small embellishments ...