Residence Il Casale
Travel Blogs from Cortona
We decided to have a quietish day today. We set out mid morning and stopped at a menswear shop, where Pete discovered a nice cotton jumper. The only issue was size. The label indicated XXL. Now I have never been sized above a medium. But the nice young Italian said that Italians were generally smaller framed than Americans (can't argue with that) as he patted his stomach. I hasten to assure you that I haven't put on that ...
Today we drove a short distance to Lucignano, a small old walled town. As usual navigation was easy until we got close to the walls and the satellites disappeared. Dauntless we pressed on and found ourselves driving into the ever narrowing streets of the old town. I found a car park, but with. My limited Italian and some help from a local realized that parking intra Mura is for residents only and tourists must ...
... was from vantage points like this that the Romantics painted their idyllic vision of Tuscany that we still enjoy today.
We spend the evening strolling from piazza to piazza along the Via Nazionale, visiting the shops that line the cozy promenade. Eventually we come upon the Gelateria Snoopy where we satisfy our daily craving. Walking back to our car we are treated to a beautiful sunset and rising moon over the city walls. God - Thank you for ...
... and then got on the train for two and a half hours. When
we got off it was raining and we had to walk up a hill to get to our
apartment. When we got there we had to wait for 40 minutes while the
owner of the apartment brought us the key. When we got in we put our
backpacks down and then went out to find some dinner. ...
... about five/ten minutes from the end and then Metta decided she didn't want to watch any more. Sigh! Still, it wasn't too big a deal because, by that point, she had to go off to Chinese and dance. Busy, busy girl!
Millo, on returning, was sent off (not by himself obvs. With me), via the toy shop (again, obvs), to the hairdressers. I thought they were just going to give him a trim (because who wouldn't want to maintain that... interesting haircut?) but when he was finished ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed