Villa Lo Scoglietto
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
... br> On Friday we headed out early and drove the coastal highway to Rome. It was an easy drive and we stopped at the coastal town of Orbetello. It was set on a peninsula in between to lagoons. Using trip advisor we made our way to a restaurant for lunch that happened to be part of a very exclusive resort. It was set on a cliff side and a quick google search told me the hotel was very luxurious, and also about $700 EU per night. Unfortunately by the time we realized ...
... villa , La Colletta.
It was originally built by a German Baroness and then was left to its own devices for many years until Claudia and Jim saw it and restored it to its former glory in 1999. They had to get everything around to the villa by boat. All the builders had a winch everything to get all the building materials up to the decaying villa. The dry stone walls were reinforced and the garden planted. We can't get over how much it has grown in the 12 ...
... 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 ...
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- Pets allowed