Hotel Stella Marina
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
... 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.
... we first came here.
As we motor around you can see the beautiful coastline of the Med. We have a swim then get some lunch and sit looking out over the Med. Sorry, you are probably salivating but this hopefully is respite from the dreadful weather we hear is happening back home?
So eventful day came to an end in the shape of us docking back at the marina.................
Just about to jump off the boat to secure the line when ...
... can do.
The host, a man of course, was joined by 8 people sitting in a semi-circle, 4 either side of him, and behind each side stood a beautiful, young girl wearing a T shirt tied in a knot to expose her midriff, and a pair of very tight denim shorts. This was their sole purpose, nothing more skilled than that. Wait, there's more.
One of the 8 people sitting down, was a beauty queen. How do we know this? Well because she was wearing high heels, ...
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 ...