Travel Blogs from Follonica
... of restaurant we were at it was too late to turn back. We ordered a glass of wine and a small pasta dish each, and left $100 EU lighter. It wasn't until the end of lunch that we realized they had purposely given Erin a menu without prices, whereas mine had the prices. Being an American female, she didn't appreciate the gender stereotype.
We'd been advised not to try to drive in Rome so we dropped the car off at the airport and caught a taxi to our ...
Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
... 2 nights before a 7 hour drive
back to Mainz and there was slow traffic due to road works and it was
also the end of the long weekend on Sunday. Everyone was just going back
to Germany and the A8 highway was the only road going back to Germany.
... but no one of too much interest. The next morning I got going at about noon and my intention was to make sure that I got all the major sights in Vatican City covered. On my walk to Vatican City I realized that Rome is a very epic place. It took me about 4 hours to get to the Vatican because every 100 meters or so I ran into another historical landmark that was a must see. It was reinvigorating walking around in Rome! Everything is made of ...
... we finally got back to the car at 1830 we were well and truly ready to take the autostrada back to Siena and just rest.
In fact I think we'll declare tomorrow a rest day in preparation for watching the rugby on Saturday.
19 Aug- No long trip doesn't have it's 'housekeeping' days. For us it was today. After a late breakfast and early lunch we drove to the nearest M-B workshop only to then have to go elsewhere to get the Freon gas tank for the ...