Hotel Residence Villa Rioddi volterra
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We took a last look out of our shutter framed window at the jumbled pastel and blue view and exited with the 9:00 ringing of the clock tower. We wished we had more time to relax and absorb the atmosphere and let the world outside keeping turning but we had the train to catch and breakfast to hunt so packed like a mule we moved onward up the cobbled …
I combined yesterday and today because, well, quite frankly we were too drunk last night for me to post. I'd say "Sorry Mom," but she was the drunkest of us! :) So yesterday, Tom, Dad, Mom, Carleigh and I hopped a train out to Pisa, because Mom and CJ hadn't seen the leaning tower yet, and the rest of us loved the town and really wanted to go back. Pisa, by the way, is so adorable. The town itself is small but so very Italian with its little ...
... of shopping. I have yet to make a major purchase…. That will come with time…
After Pisa, it was back to Livorno in our cab. Carol, Bob, Paul, and I decided to have the cab drop us off in the center of town while the others opted to go back to the ship. Once in town, we walked around Livorno, although it was a bit deserted on this Sunday afternoon. We did, however, find a nice small Italian restaurant and had some excellent pasta, ...
... walled, medieval town with winding streets and small alleys. The premier piazza is Piazza dei Priori which has the oldest town hall in Tuscany. The town is famous for the traditional skill of its craftsmen in working alabaster. The town was built in 1208 and completed in 1257. We ate lunch at a restaurant that specialized in the traditional fresh Tuscan soup called Zuppa del Volterra, unlike Ribolita which is made from leftovers. After lunch ...
... villa at the time! We have all felt strange in different areas of the villa as well. All in all, this was a very interesting part of our trip.
The wedding was held in Monteriggioni. The town is very picturesque and the town hall is very old, being built in the medieval ages. It really was quite hot but the wedding was really nice. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking