Hotel Villa S. Michele
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... t taste the produce, however with lunch (cold Tuscan meats and cheeses) I tried a glass of their sparkling rose brut - I am not a champagne drinker, but oh my gosh, it was so dry and light, what a taste - shame I couldn't take a bottle home, nor buy it at home. The majority of the vineyards are in old castles, which again is incredible, set amongst the rolling green hills. This was called Castello Di Meleto ( ...
... the Duomo. Annagrazia is a very sweet and caring woman. Originally from Milano she moved to Firenze many years ago with her husband and raised her family in the home she is in now. She is an artist and has a studio that spews scrolls of her drawings and other artworks. She comes from a family of painters and drawers. Annagrazia met her husband, Lucca, at the beach. It's evident they were very, very much in love with each other. Her family is very creative, they are all ...
“Never was anything great achieved
without danger”, Niccolo
Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli, Lorenzo Di Medici: it is
difficult to count how many famous men have called Florence home at
some point in their lives. For the next day and a half, Nathan and I
hope to do the same.
awoke this morning at 8am, eager to explore the city. In a country as
hot as Italy it is very important to get up ...
... that Ino's has for purchase are Slow Food products (ground coffee, boxes of biscotti, and eucalyptus honey are just a few). Slow Food obviously supports other Slow Food products. We leave Ino's (were able to get a small table inside) and stop around the corner at Carapina, the gelato shop which Andrea at SRISA has recommended because of their Slow Food connection. They have many different flavors... Not the standard ones you see at all the other gelatorias). I try ...
Our third day at Il Borgo involved a trip to the city of Lucca. Travelling east from Il Borgo it is about an hour's drive to reach this ancient community whose centre is completely surrounded by a wall that dates back to medieval times. The wall is unique due to its thickness. Currently restricted to pedestrian and bicycle traffic as recently as the late 1980s it was accessible by vehicular traffic. Our guide Sylvia met us at would ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility