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... in Italy?), and had been the site for a wildly popular horror TV series in Italy. Additionally, if you're familiar with the "Twilight" book/movie series, it is the home for the Volturi vampires. I can see why the city is a good fit for the creepy genre, it's sort of a sleepy town in the evening and being high in elevation I'm sure all it would take is some fog to complete the atmosphere.The town has embraced their reputation by opening a torture museum, ...
... them in as I am no lightweight.
So there I tracked up the hill soaking wet to get the car and collect Mandy & Jeffrey. Disrobing behind the car into a dry sarong.
We were given 2 whole fish which Jeffrey and I cooked on the BBQ last night and it was perfect.
True to form we have been trying lots of different Elban wines which have improved markedly in the time we have been away, so a little bit tireder today, ha ha.
Even had a midnight ...
... occupants obviously out of sight on the rocks and beaches below. Our destination was Castiglioncello, a small beach resort about 26km south of Livorno, as we were looking for a quieter and less crowded alternative to Viareggio.
And small, it was. Perched on top of a relatively small cliff, there was a railway station, a couple of bars and restaurants and a newsagents. That was it. The beach was lovely though, once you'd made your way down some ...
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.
... a swim when it gets too hot.
Since we arrived, Janet, the english lady who looks after the Villa for Jim & Claudia has been up most days and has given us some freshly caught Octopus and Swordfish as her two sons are local fisherman. It is so fresh you can really taste the difference. I have cooked the octopus twice and then cleaned it right down and then marinated it. It was delicious so I can now ...
- Continental Breakfast
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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