La Locanda del Ponte
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... From 1260-1348 Siena was a major banking and trade center, and had military power in the same class with Florence, Venice and Genoa. Then the Black Death hit, wiping out a third of its population. Siena never recovered. Situated atop three hills, with its red-brick lanes cascading in every direction, it's thriving historic center offers Italy's best medieval city experience. We made our way past ancient buildings to ...
... on his phd in cancer research, talked to him a bit about it
-Grandma, I loved florence too. Very pretty town with lots of art and history there as you mentioned. Basically the center of the renaissance
-Dad, definitely interesting seeing the towns, streets, rail line, and roads that were constructed on the cinque terre hillsides. Loved the rail line especially, so interesting how it is completely underground ...
... 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 ...
... my Prosecco and breathing in the atmosphere....aggh one could get used to this!
I spend the next 3 hours just soaking it all up, and I know I have a contented smile on my face the entire time...wandering the gardens and sitting in various locations, talking to the extremely attentive staff, and enjoying a light dinner by the pond. This place is heaven on earth, so I decide to splash out, spoil myself and book myself one ...