Hotel Villa Belvedere
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... as life in the states. As eager as she is to learn about America, she loves talking about life in San Gimignano. We tell her how much we respect her lifestyle and thank her for our breakfast.
Upon arrival, we were given a quaint tour of the winery. Marinella walked us through the small concrete cellar below her home and pours us a glass of her family's rosso. She twists a silcock on the vat which has been aging since 2014. The wine is incredibly smooth. The Chianti ...
... somewhere part down the hill and then climb stairs to get to the town. I must admit I did see the odd Mercedes cruising around the roads in the pedestrian only towns...obviously someone had good connections. Without those connections we climbed up and down.
A drive up and down, around and over the ridges for a bit over an hour got us to Volterra. The motorcycles roared by on the switch backs and over hills, which we ...
... me! Just kidding... No but seriously, we got in the Fiat then the Brittany song was on so "I PUT MY HANDS UP... THEY'RE PLAYING MY SONG!!! NODDING MY HEAD LIKE YEAH!" Ha... J/K Ok seriously, we were driving this thing like we stole it. We paid extra for insurance- no worries. Following signage in Florence is actually pretty easy but it takes two. One person to swerve and not hit people and one person to watch signage. As Blaine yells, left, I ...
... They were unfinished statues by Michelangelo. Only parts of each man were completed, so it looked as if they were bursting out of the blocks of marble. It was really beautiful. Going through the museum and seeing so many pieces by Michelangelo also felt like my trip was coming full circle. I learned so much about him on my tour through the Vatican museums that I had more of a backstory. It was great being in the city he considered home and seeing his work. ...
... and ostentatious! Our local guide was very knowledgeable and the commentary on each building was informative. After literally soaking up the atmosphere we decided to have lunch at the local trattoria and seek shelter from the rain. Our meals were simple but delicious! The minestrone soup was to die for and just the thing on a rainy day :) Even sitting down to lunch alfresco we were approached by hawkers...they are persistent!
We decided to leave Pisa and ...