Hotel Prategiano - Maremma Toscana
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... choice but to skip out! It's not like we didn't try a few times to pay. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and for the next 3 hours we learned all about the Catterdrale, Libereria Piccolomini, the Pailo - the bareback horse race which was going to be run in a weeks time and the 17 contrada of the city who are vying for the horse race - a kind of state of origin type rivalry. The Palio, at Piazza del Campo only 10 contrade compete in each race and it is not a touristic event, and ...
Apologies for bombarding you with blog notifications, but it's been so long since I had a reliable Wi-Fi connection I thought I'd best take advantage of it while I can. As an aside, I had to book into a pricey downtown hotel to make sure you blog readers didn't go hungry for any longer than absolutely necessary, and what does it matter really if no-one pressed OPTION 1 on their handset to sponsor my stay here. I guess having access to soft, white, ...
... own time to serve the pilgrims who stay there. As a confraternity, they invite their guests to have their feet washed and receive a hug and kiss in a brief, formal ceremony before sitting down to a communal dinner prepared by them. Everyone was happy to take part and I was especially pleased as I'd heard about it being offered at one of the albergues on the Camino Frances last year and was a bit envious I'd not stayed there myself.
The meal ...
... which wasn't easy to do with the labyrinth of dark narrow streets and tiny piazzas - and to grab a pizza before bedtime. The next morning afforded a little time to visit three of the reputed ninety-nine churches in the city before it was time for the 'caravans' to start rolling again.
One reason for my late arrival was the fact that I had become part of a loose collective of pilgrims who happened to have been staying in the same accommodation for a number ...
The place we are staying at is really peaceful. Set on the top of a hill in the very small village of Pancole (no shops, just a few houses and a church) and looking across a typical Tuscan valley. I have a nice room on the first floor with a large balcony. There is a swimming pool but it is still a bit chilly for most people, not just me, to take the plunge. The grounds are really peaceful with lots of shaded and sunny areas within the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool