Hotel L'Abbeveratoio

Strada di Pieve a Salti, 1, San Giovanni d'Asso, Tuscany, 53020, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from San Giovanni d'Asso

Sickness, but trudging on to Montepulciano anyway!

A travel blog entry by lizziep


... good, so we entered the Cantina Contucci -- the winery I had alluded to earlier that gives free tastings. We walked in and checked out their palazzo and incredibly large wine cellar with immense barrels. That place doesn't mess around. They make some _wine_. Afterward, we headed into the tasting room and were in there with groups from Australia, New Zealand, and another couple from the US. They poured 4 glasses of Nobile -- one aged a single year, and several others that grew ...

Tuscany, Pienza and Doug cooking dinner...

A travel blog entry by lizziep


... in half at some point. They have been shoring it for a long time, but it still continues to sink.

As we walked down the streets, we noticed rings all along the buildings. At a closer look, they were uniquely decorated horse holders. People would use the rings to tie up the horses when they were running into the store to get some pecorino (sheep cheese famous in this town.) Then we found an adorable cat in a plant pot. Doug got some photos of it and then I approached it and for ...

Savoring Siena

A travel blog entry by lizziep


... phone and see if they were still waiting there (they weren’t), and kept walking down to the pasticceria. This was _definitely_ Lizzie’s bag. We tried two sweets – Neither of which I can remember the name of. One was a pastry made with almond flour, eggs, and sugar. It was very sweet, very soft, and very good. The other was very similar to a fruitcake, just better. Again, I’ll look these up and plan to fill them in later. We picked up a package of ...

Day Trip to Florence

A travel blog entry by tbwheatley


... lunch. The bridge was the only one in Florence not to have been destroyed by the Germans in WWII during their retreat from the aAllies. Apparently, they had some respect for historically important structures. The bridge is lined with jewellery and goldsmith shops, who have been the only permitted merchants since 1593 when a Medici Gran Duke decided that they were the only acceptable trades for his bridge, which included a private walkway above the shops. After ...

On the Move Again

A travel blog entry by tbwheatley


... the tram. Then after circling a few times Peter finds a parking spot. A bar owner confirms we can indeed stop there. But then we discover the tram is not running into the city :-( . Finally with another shop owner's help we load into a taxi for the short drive. We make it with enough time to have lunch at a cafe. We meet Antonella at the Galleria dell' Accademia. Our purpose is to see David then tour this part ...


This hotel, located on Strada di Pieve a Salti, 1, San Giovanni d'Asso, is near Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Baptistry, Val d'Orcia, and Wine Train (Treno del Vino).
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding