Hotel Residence Villa Rioddi volterra
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Our 5 days in Tuscany have come to an end. Farewell meal the night before at our restaurant of choice in Radda in Chianti (Le del Chianti) and had one of the best Italian meals I have ever had! We will part company with Neil and Christine for a week before joining up again in Sicily. Early rise and off to Florence to catch a train to Roma. Only 1 hour 20 minutes and we were in Roma. Hurling along at speeds up ...
... After packing up, we stop at the market for some water and snacks. I am learning that exercising my minimal Italian gets me less blank stares. We make the short walk to the bus stop that will bring us back to our little Fiat and we are on our way, destination Volterra, and ancient Etruciean hill-top town just inland of the beautiful coast. We decide to take gps directions avoiding highways. It takes us through small towns. As we wind through the ...
... she just kept staring straight at him without smiling or anything. And we've had the same thing happen countless times. It must just be a cultural thing over here because in Australia if someone eyeballed you back you would stop staring at them! After lunch we wandered around a little longer and stopped in for a quick coffee at a little cafe that had free wifi. Then it started raining quite heavily so we ran back to our car and ...
... and I don't feel like checking the online thesaurus for a new one).
Justin (my Justin not either of the band Justins) and I stayed in the shade as much as possible and I think most of the kids did. Many got the standard tourist pic of seeming to hold up the tower - you gotta just do it. Then we bought a ticket to enter the church. It was beautiful (and amazing of course). There was a train tram that took us back to our bus that took the last turn ...
Saturday: Morning rolled around as the Roomies (-Hiwot) set off on the fun filled adventure to Volterra. We discovered the reason why train tickets were only £9.80 when navigating our 3 switches and intense bus ride up the mountain. Our first switch was a mess, as was our next but luckily we had a very nice train conductor to guide us on our way. When we got off on our last stop the station was ll boarded up and there was a single bus waiting outside so ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility