Porta Romana Hotel
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... pasta around like a cowboy a few times to cool it off.
Emmanuele tip #5:
Bite into the pasta anywhere and look at the piece remaining in your hand; when you see a tiny little bit of white within the tube of pasta, it's good to go. It took roughly 10-12 minutes.
We combined the pasta and the sauce and I almost cried it was so good. It was so creamy that I couldn't believe there was nothing more than vegetables, water and ...
... train, the second conductor said the bike couldn't go where we had it...but he did show Jim where we could strap it up for the ride to Siena. It was a great relief to finally get to our first destination with the bike and gear all there! Jim had programmed all of our routes into the Garmin before leaving home. We soon learned that once you were in big, ...
... is brick and travertine. Since 1997, it has housed a palaeontological museum.
The Church of San Lorenzo, built by the Augustinian order in Gothic-Romanesque style. In 1495, it was the seat of the meeting between Charles VIII of France and Girolamo Savonarola. The interior houses a painting by Neri di Bicci of St. Nicholas, a 14th-century wooden crucifix by Giovanni d'Agostino and a painting of the Madonna delle Grazie.
Santuario del Romituzzo, an ancient ...
... Siena. Then we caught a bus that took us through the old city walls and deposited us near Il Campo, the great big square. We enjoyed the view and took it all in, and then went to find ourselves some dinner. Down a side street on our guide book's suggestion, we found the restaurant we had picked, only to learn that it was closed for some sort of repair, it seems. At least, that was the nearest we could come to understanding the Italian sign. So ...
... and many places were closed! Just as we were about to give up, we stumbled on a gem of a little place on the road between Siena and our Villa. It was a small, local, restaurant with only a few tables outside. The food, the wine, the service - Magnificent! I know I have no photos, but y'all there are some moments when you just don't feel like breaking them by hauling out the camera. Trust me when I tell you it was pure Tuscan magic! ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPorta Romana Hotel Siena
Lovely, clean hotel near old Sienna.
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