Park Hotel I Lecci
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
... of Siena come together twice a year to race with each community sporting their own flag, colors, etc. The horses are all part of generations old Arabian blood lines and from what I gathered it's quite the event. We missed the race by a day, it took place on July 2nd, which is okay with us. We were there to see the city and the cathedral.
After Siena we headed to Volterra which has an interesting "creepy" vibe. The town is set on top of a mountain ...
... them in as I am no lightweight.
So there I tracked up the hill soaking wet to get the car and collect Mandy & Jeffrey. Disrobing behind the car into a dry sarong.
We were given 2 whole fish which Jeffrey and I cooked on the BBQ last night and it was perfect.
True to form we have been trying lots of different Elban wines which have improved markedly in the time we have been away, so a little bit tireder today, ha ha.
Even had a midnight ...
... then? Well, the picture is of Paola Ferrari, who is the exception in as much that she is not the usual age for women on Italian TV, she's 54 for goodness sake, virtually Jurassic in this context, and not only that, but she actually hosts a programme, so she can walk, talk, think, read and speak, (sometimes simultaneously!), none of the skills you would normally need as a female. As if that's still not enough, she hosts the programmes showing the ...
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.
lo and behold we could not escape them. They are back & ensconced in the villa. They turned up in their little yellow & red car yesterday. They found a toad on the way (see picture attached) & decided that they would stay for the duration.
It has been lovely enjoying the pool & going into the piazza for a coffee after getting a mountain load of salad veggies for J ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed