Hotel Vecchia Oliviera
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
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One of the highlights of the trip so far was our morning ballooning with Chris and Claire from "Ballooning in Tuscany". We had an early start (5am) to be down at the launch field for 5.40am and then we took off at about 6.30-6.45am on a beautifully sunny morning with fantastic views over the Tuscan countryside - the pictures hopefully do it more justice than any description I can ...
... and make it to Montalcino via Pienza without any other problems.
Our stop in Pienza was our first visit to a Tuscan hilltown. Pope Pius II (of the Piccolomini family) was born in the area, and decided to remake the town into one fit for a Pope. It was a fine example of Renaissance architecture and planning principles, with a main square surrounded by the Duomo (church) and Palazzo (the pope’s family residence). The stone construction from the ...
... night and decided that made sense.
The road started going up and the conversation on the bike became a little tense. As the pitch rose so did the tension.
Then the pavement ended and we were on an unpaved road heading straight up with not a town in sight.
Dan + no food + no water = uh oh. But we persevered (with little ...
The time has come to uncover the mystery of the elusive best of the best Brunello di Montecino wine so I can keep my promise to my son to send him some.
So as to not spoil the fun, I booked a weekend right in Montalcino itself over airbnb, but one night before in Siena as otherwise I would have no hope of catching the 9 am Brunello Wine Bus there since it takes 3 hours to get there from Florence plus I would have to go over Siena anyway.
Our time in Tuscany is sadly winding down and there is still so much more to see and do! Today we're turning our attention to another of the region's hill towns - Montalcino. In addition, we will also have the opportunity to sample the fabulous wine of that city's surrounding vineyards, the luscious red Brunello di Montalcino. But first we have breakfast to deal with. Up until today we have somewhat ignored breakfast during our stay in Marciano, ...