Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
... built in the early days and arches added during Etruscan times, an engineering masterpiece for the times. During the Second World War the locals persuaded the Germans that they should block the arch with all the paving stones off the floor to prevent the allies from entering This helped save the town as the Germans agreed and didn't blow the arch up when the allies approached. We had a tour of the museum with its ...
... spot where Julius Caesar's body was burnt after he was stabbed by the senators of Rome. Our tour over, we're sad to say good-bye to Rome and vow to be back. The bus takes us to Volterra and we stop for a lunch and loo break at the Autogrill. Italian equivalent of a food court it is a really healthy option; no fries and burgers. I enjoy a plate of fettuccine with prawns and mix of roasted Mediterranean ...
... my lips. A glass of local red and Paul was in foodie nirvana.
To San Gimignano, another walled city, previously on the Via Francigena pilgrimage route, now a definitie stop on the tourist circuit. Consequently, a significant number of tourists. Given this state of affairs, it was perplexing why an art ...
... restaurant, while waiting for the soccer repeats to finish and the game to begin. Not tonight Josephine. Waiting for the rain to ease, please Josephine. Better luck with the rain than the soccer, so carefully trotted back to the hotel ducking under shop awnings.
Left the door to the balcony open overnight. So relaxing listening to the waves swish gently against the shore.
... of Siena come together twice a year to race with each community sporting their own flag, colors, etc. The horses are all part of generations old Arabian blood lines and from what I gathered it's quite the event. We missed the race by a day, it took place on July 2nd, which is okay with us. We were there to see the city and the cathedral.
After Siena we headed to Volterra which has an interesting "creepy" vibe. The town is set on top of a mountain ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking