Hotel Osteria Dell'Orcia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Travel Blogs from Castiglione D'Orcia
... Italy is so different. Not better or worse, but just different; that's a point that has our orientation leaders have been stressing to us and I see why.
First of all, we can not really use our cell phones at all while we are out. There is little WiFi throughout the city, so we're really disconnected and actually have to use a map! I know, it's insane. It actually feels really nice not to have to rely on my phone all the time, but once I get home, it's ...
... view from afar (see photo). The town existed in the late BCs, and was named San Gimignano in ~480 AD. It was very hilly and had several unique nooks, courtyards and views of the lovely hillside. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is famous for growing in the sandstone hillsides. It stayed quiet as we explored and enjoyed a morning cappuccino in the center ...
... the romantic history of the Renaissance gives her the power of seduction or were her powers of seduction the spark of the Renaissance? Is it the spirits of historical heroes such as Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo who from their tombs in Santa Cruce rise and become part of her mystery? Yesterday I walked her streets (again with my 'one street back' policy) and I thought of the artists, writers and philosophers that had walked these streets before me. I thought of not ...
... road next to the Arno River and seeing all the old palace buildings. We then made our way back to the bus and drove back to Florence. We arrived in Florence just after 7pm - tired but happy! We went out to dinner to a nearby restaurant, that Eliza had recommended, with John and Stacey. We had a delicious meal of local foods and wine and enjoyed getting to know our new friends better! Home to pack and get some sleep - heading to Rome tomorrow!! ...
Morning started like many others - shower, followed by brekky in the lobby and then final pack before bags to bus and departure. We then moved on to our hostel accommodation in Florence!! Leon (our driver) did a fantastic job reversing the bus. We then all waited around to get rooms etc before deciding it was quicker to walk the 4 flights of stairs to our room rather than waiting with the crowd ...