Villa Il Tesoro
Travel Blogs from Massa Marittima
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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.
... missed the market, but enjoyed the city immensely. The steep cobblestone roads provided plenty of exercise for our increasing waistlines and there was plenty of eye candy everywhere we turned. Shops with colorful majolica ceramics, murano glass, beautiful hand-made papers, artwork and of course clothes and shoes! Everywhere shoes! Siena's Duomo Cathedral is the most incredible church we have seen so far. The mosaics are breathtaking and ...
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.
At this moment I am on a lounge under an Italian palapa staring out at the Mediterranean Sea. There is a cool breeze and there is birra Moretti on the table next to me. This a perfectly serene moment, unlike our morning yesterday. Although they were not happy about it, the girls agreed to get up early for our day trip to Florence. The plan was to catch the train in Siena so that Fred would not have to drive all the ...
This is the 9 day road trip from Mainz to Luzern for two nights and then
to Tuscany in Italy for 3 nights. In Tuscany we visited Florence,
Lucca, Pisa and Anghiari. Proceeding then to Innsbruck in Austria stayed
for 1 night and then to ...