Hotel Prategiano - Maremma Toscana
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Montieri
Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...
... with lots of outdoor restaurants in several busy Piazzas. We also drove to Le Celle of St. Francis. It was a monastery built about 1211 by St. Francis and his followers as a place to come and pray. The "cells" were big enough for a bed, table and chair. Currently there are 7 Friars who live there and practice the teachings of St. Francis. It was a beautiful place just to walk through the forest and enjoy nature. When we arrived at our bed and breakfast, the woman knew ...
... requires it's own blog entry .. so more to come.
Italy Driving Tip: Italy makes frequent use of speed cameras. They're called autoveloxes and the police are happy to mail you a speeding ticket if you fly by one too fast. This seems a bit unfair to me and I hope they never catch on in the U.S. Fortunately my Hertz Never Lost alerted me to most of them in advance, but I have a feeling I may receive a couple of additional charges on my credit card.
... try to do modern Palio justice (17th century modern) The Palio is banner that is given to the winner of a horse race that runs for 90 seconds. Four days of festival and feasts happen leading up. There are now 17 Contrade, a Contrade is a district. Each district has its emblem and colors. Out of the 17 Contrade , only 10 will race. There are trials to see who gets to be the ten who race. The seven that miss each year are automatically entered for the next year. So, we are part of ...
... a history going back to 949AD. San Gimignano is one of the nicest hill towns and although it is popular with tourists (although today it wasn't at all crowded) there is no "tourist tack". Within the city walls there are plenty of handbag, pottery, clothing and tasteful souvenir shops but no junk and nobody selling goods outside of shops or outside the city walls. It would appear that signage for businesses is restricted as any signage ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool