Hotel Osteria Dell'Orcia
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... and in a fantastic central position - about 200m from the Duomo. We checked in and went for a wander. The Duomo is an impressive masterpiece that is part Neo Renaissance, part Gothic architectural styles. It also is a very handy landmark to help us to find our way home from various parts of the town centre. We decided to make our way to Palazzo Vecchio but after some..err...creative map reading...we ended up at the opposite end of town. ...
... popularity we missed out on seeing David's not so large appendage, thankfully there a two fantastic copies to get that all important photo.
We had a taste of Tuscany on our second day, with a trip to Monteriggioni and Siena, followed by the all important wine tasting in the Chianti Region at 'Sant Agnese Farm' a private family run business, we got to taste all the products they produce ...
... but it was just wonderful. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brancacci_ Chapel
We then made the train ride back to Cortona and after a freshen up and a dry out we dressed for dinner, and our chef johnathon, his wife Sarah and lizzy took us to a wonderful restaurant called nessun Dorma, in Cortona. The restaurant is over a few floors, and we ate way down in the dungeon. Was fabulous and alot of fun, as we laughed and shared stories, great day and night,
... I think no permanent harm has been done to my knee, it did have a beautiful bruise for a good two weeks!
There have also been many birthdays, including Beth, Helen and Marti all turning 21! Very big parties indeed! I was also kind enough to make a chocolate refrigerator cake for all of them which has resulted in Joris (a new French boy) telling me “I dream of this cake in my sleep”. Good to hear it went down a treat!
... t stay for too much because then it was time to RAGE! Well Raging our style anyway which will probably involved all of 2 Bacardi Breezers but lots of fun with all our roommates. We went to Red Garter a fun club not far from our apartment we danced and hung out, watched some really really bad karaoke and laughed pretty hard. We met some pretty interesting people too. There was a tour group from New Zealand that was on a 5 week ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service