Travel Blogs from San Gimignano
Today we leave Viterbo and head for Tuscany and a small town called
Certaldo. Wouldn't you know it, first lousy day for weather - cold (4
degrees), overcast, blowing a gale and raining - perfect weather for
travelling on unfamiliar roads in a unfamiliar car, ande relying solely
on a GPS system to get us there (who said there was …
... first to the former. Whilst it was impressive overall, the standout for me were the inlaid marble floors. Also the frescoes in the Piccolomini Library looked as though they had just been painted. Unlike other Florentine Cathedrals, the Baptistry here is underneath and has a very nice font with panels by Donatello and Ghiberti. The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo has Duccio's Maesta, depicting the Madonna and Child. This was the painting that T wanted to see. After lunch we ...
... though, we weren't too put out. The interior of the restaurant was beautiful stone arches filled with contemporary and upscale furniture. The wait staff was sort of bilingual, and we had no problems ordering ravioli with truffle sauce and gnocchi with truffles and cheese. (Truffles are in season right now, we weren't just being indulgent.) A plate of beans with tomatoes and basil rounded out the dinner. We were delighted to find that this restaurant was ...
... S.G., but the driver tells them that he has no more tickets today. I think he just stopped to taunt them. I sieze my chance and tell the driver I'm getting off. He doesn't understand. This isn't San Gimignano! I tell him that I'd like to walk. Crazy English man! I figure it should be a pleasant stroll. The problem is that S.G. is at the top of a hill, and I have a backpack, that whilst it apparently only weighs 6kg, feels a lot heavier today. The hill that ...
... the Martini and Vermouth producer) has an estate that we drive past every day.. It is massive and has 365 windows - one for every day of the year! I thought I should email his and say that if he wanted to have me over for dinner that would be perfectly acceptable hehe!! Back at the camping site, we are now enjoying more Chianti (today from the San Gimignano region) and nibbles... Chris leaves us in morning, and Vix and I head to another camp site that is closer to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed