Hotel Il Giardino
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... I tried a type of thick spaghetti called Pica?? With a wild boar ragout. Jen had a gnocchi with duck, courgettes, mushroom and pecorino and it was insane. The gnocchi that Jen had both nights was hands down the best we’ve ever tried.
Siena – great town, great food – one of our new faves and we’d go back in a flash.
Off to Florence in the morning for a night before we meet Bob and Heather in La Spezia.
... on our way back to our camping facilities we caught our bus in the town that completely shuts down at 9 pm. We stayed just outside of town in a camping area that had old military tents with small thin beds in them. Im getting the true backpackers experience with a wide variety of accommodations. I was super tired so I was out like a light. We woke up with the mission to see the Cathedral and get tattoos, one was accomplished. I ...
... put paid to an early excursion up to town. After watching all 3 races we decided to get a taxi to take us up the hill for dinner.
We had been to Siena before in 2007 but our memories were hazy to say the least. We did however remember the beauty of Piazza del Campo - the true heart of Siena. This is where the Palio is held twice a year and horses race around the boundary of the piazza within metres of the thousands of spectators that ...
... of for us!). Chilling out in our nice room for an hour did wonders for our energy levels, if not for Joys arthritic joints! To be kind to the latter we chose a restaurant very close to the hotel (whose own restaurant is closed on a Sunday).... And we could not have made a better choice. The quality and flavour of the food was excellent and the price very good for that quality....with an expensive wine at 20 euro and a 3 course meal ...
... and St. Marks. We then headed to the famous Il Campo square (famous for the Palio horse race and wonderful James Bond movie opening scene :) ! ) We loved the history of the race and the 17 contrades (neighborhoods of Siena) and their symbols and flags all around the city. On the square, is the Torre del Mangia (city tower) and yes, all 4 of us made it to the top for a spectular view of Siena and countryside. ...