Park Hotel I Lecci
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
We wake up to find it's raining so no rush to go anywhere early. Our room is on the top floor, up some steep stairs and has a great view up and down the busy little street. After breakfast at the hotel we meet up with Jana, a local guide, for a tour of Volterra town. It is partly walled. The section we see was built in Medieval times but parts were built earlier by the Etruscans and has a few arched entrances. The ...
... spot where Julius Caesar's body was burnt after he was stabbed by the senators of Rome. Our tour over, we're sad to say good-bye to Rome and vow to be back. The bus takes us to Volterra and we stop for a lunch and loo break at the Autogrill. Italian equivalent of a food court it is a really healthy option; no fries and burgers. I enjoy a plate of fettuccine with prawns and mix of roasted Mediterranean ...
... my lips. A glass of local red and Paul was in foodie nirvana.
To San Gimignano, another walled city, previously on the Via Francigena pilgrimage route, now a definitie stop on the tourist circuit. Consequently, a significant number of tourists. Given this state of affairs, it was perplexing why an art ...
... to a companion that he neglected to raise the barrier. Paul was accelerating, I screamed and Paul hit the brakes with mm to spare. After all that he still had to hit the horn before the fellow realised anything was amiss and raised the barrier.
Driving out across the coastal plain. Mostly fields of cut hay, some baled, some not. Fields of solar panels tucked in ...
... 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 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed