La Locanda del Ponte
Travel Blogs from Monticiano
Our 5 days in Tuscany have come to an end. Farewell meal the night before at our restaurant of choice in Radda in Chianti (Le del Chianti) and had one of the best Italian meals I have ever had! We will part company with Neil and Christine for a week before joining up again in Sicily. Early rise and off to Florence to catch a train to Roma. Only 1 hour 20 minutes and we were in Roma. Hurling along at speeds up ...
... a petrol station, not an easy task as it turned out. Though a couple of towns with questions asked at supermarkets and on the side of the road, still no petrol! Eventually after a few towns we all cheered and a station was sighted. Petrol purchased and home we came to pack bags, it's our last night here. Sad to be leaving off to our favorite restaurant for dinner then first thing in the morning off to Florence to catch a train to Rome ...
... when the door was opened! We had the best pizza today so far, yummmmmm. I wasn't sure about the catacombs but am really glad I went, our guide was fantastic and there was only three of us on the tour. Early Italians were very clever. Off to the hill town of Montepulciano very interesting, we had dinner looking out to the mountains so pretty, the food was awful along with the service. Home via some very windy footy roads. Cup of tea then ...
... It's certainly impressive walking through the massive arched gates that surround the city, but although it's lovely I've seen so many communes now, that they're becoming a little similar...piazzas, duomos, side-walk cafes & restaurants...and I was sick of so many people...so I had lunch, then went back to relax by the pool and work on my tan...of which I must say I believe I'm starting to look quite golden!!
The following day I did ...
... in the tree house bar, waiting for the full moon to emerge from behind the clouds. Then I find a quiet spot in the garden and sit and dream under the light of the moon, and the masses of lanterns and candles that light up the garden and the villa, then like a child go exploring the garden in the moonlight, finding entranceways in the hedging to follow narrow high walled hedged paths, softly walking down pathways until I come to the orchard with ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility