Hotel Villa S. Michele
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... A couple of the old buildings that we visited are still used as public buildings today. For example, the Tribune (court house) has a fabulous ceiling, which I am sure poor sods will appreciate as they turn up for their day in court! We had lunch in a small trattoria overlooking one of the squares - beautiful pesto gnocchi for me, and pasta for Garth, with the obligatory red wine and sparkling water. And loads of fresh bread to mop up the sauces. So ...
... tried a rose wine, not fabulous on its own, but when tried after the garlic bread (toasted bread drizzled with their olive oil and garlic) it became more enjoyable. The next court was an antipasto of meats... Wild boar salami, prosciutto etc. delicious. We had two red wines to enjoy at this point, the Classico and the more mature Reserva. Both good but we preferred the bolder taste of the Reserva. Next came a delicious pasta with homemade tomato sauce, ...
... views were wonderful. Alas, I wasn't allowed to take any pictures inside the house.
After seeing the house, we traveled to the Carmignano region, which is just a short way away from Florence. This region is one of the three major wine-producing areas of Tuscany, and it is so beautiful. The hills are covered in different greenery, and vines, and old stucco houses, and you couldn't possibly make the views more romantic. The sun was shining on everything ...
... just a baby Hera, the Queen of the Gods, send two vipers to kill him but Hercules snapped killed them instead and from then on he always won everything he did.
... and went and lay by the pool again for a while before driving up to Milan to drop the car back at a park and ride place. We had an emotional goodbye with our car after 7,667km travelled and a few good and bad times over the preceeding 46 days... but on the whole it was great having the car because we wouldn't have seen quite as many small towns or had quite as much flexibility!! So it was overall a great way to see Europe. Uncle Brian and Grandma came and picked us up from the park ...