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Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
We've been without Wi-Fi for almost a week now so I'm quite behind on my blog. I kept notes so you'll see about 4 entries all at once.
Leaving Florence was much easier than driving into the city. After a quick breakfast at the hotel we retrieved the car from the garage and were on our way back out to the Tuscan country side. We were heading to Volterra but we stopped in Siena along the way. Siena is known for their medieval style horse racing. ...
... we first came here.
As we motor around you can see the beautiful coastline of the Med. We have a swim then get some lunch and sit looking out over the Med. Sorry, you are probably salivating but this hopefully is respite from the dreadful weather we hear is happening back home?
So eventful day came to an end in the shape of us docking back at the marina.................
Just about to jump off the boat to secure the line when ...
... on RAI, the Italian equivalent of the BBC.
So while in The UK you have to put up with the jug eared crisp seller and his golf chums on the BBC, we have Paola carrying a torch for all Italian women, and doing rather a good job too actually. Of course, let's not get carried away, this is still Italy, and so it's the law that she has to look sexy, show some cleavage and we're sure her hemline gets higher every day, (it's currently 2" above the knee, ...
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.
... br> So we have taken a road trip to Marciana, Chiesi , Pomonte and Marina di Campo and then back to Marciana Marina.
If you thought the Great Ocean Road is windy then it has nothing on the roads we have just taken. poor Mandy who was sitting on the passenger side , which is closest to the sheer cliff face to the ocean was constantly pushing on the imaginary brakes that she has. Hilarious.