Travel Blogs from San Gimignano
We were going to chill out on our last day in Tuscany but decided why waste time lazing when we could be sightseeing one more time. We had planned a visit to San Gimignano so off we went. It was a pleasant drive through the countryside with a quick stop to post some postcards at Radda in Chianti where the wonderful smell of porcini ...
Following the small roads from SIena we passed through the traditional Tuscan countryside, weaving left and right, until we finally arrived at San Gim. We'd lost Sally and Simmo somewhere en route, but they caught us back up just outside the town. Following our previous visit the year before we parked just outside the walls, only to be told that we needed ...
... Airlines - quite possibly the most rustic means of international travel. The televisions were 20 years old, the space was cramped, and if I had not brought my travel pillow and many different forms of entertainment it would have been a rough night. Thankfully we arrived in Milan and my job as travel organizer began as I had to validate our train tickets so we could get to Florence. Dad and I learned from here on we would have to ...
... appear to be guardians from the sky as they extend their presence and history into the sky. There are only 14 visible today from the 70 that used to occupy this hillside.
The Piazza della Cisterna is the first common area we enter, with walls of incredible detail and intricacy that only these towns can demonstrate. The cisterna is a 13th century centerpiece to this piazza, and now is a common place to ...
... Got to Florence, got lost, had a blue with 'the bride' (she's still not talking to me. Shame because I actually proposed to Katalin while she was here last time. Yes, by telephone! How romantic! She said yes! She actually went engagement ring shopping in Florence, took a photo and we had the ring made in Australia by a Hungarian jeweler friend of mine. Now that's fairly romantic and a good story! Anyway its all gone down the gurgler because I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking