Albergo Il Marzocco
Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
Another Tuscan walled town with a Cathedral in the main square. 608 metres above sea level. Lovely place.
The room at the Albergo Il Marzocco proved to be spectacular, if a bit drafty. But it's stuffed with old books and antique furniture, and the window opens out onto the street with the signature Montepulciano lion perched atop his column right at eye level. All things considered, a spectacular buy. After unloading our kit and washing off the grime …
Getting used to driving in Italy, now that I had an automatic transmission, was a snap -- although the Italians only accept automatic int he vaguest sense of the notion, which is kind of cool. You can still shift gears if you want; you just don't have to coordinate with the clutch. I intended to stop off at a place I found in a book called Weird …
... find a parking space (sigh.), we finally located one, parked, and headed towards a big hill. While we walked, Becky and I quizzed mum and dad on where we were going because we had no idea (apart from that it was in Gubbio.). It turns out that we were taking a gondola up a really big hill! I was excited, because I love heights. We bought tickets, and waited for a gondola carriage. The 'carriage' turned out to be a bird ...
... up to the top the view was completely worth it! We could see so far out into the country side it was unreal. Looking out and seeing how much land surrounded me was breathtaking, pretty much every site I see is. In the same building, we went to the Museo Civico. I'm not an artist and I don't know much about art, but I know everything in the museum was beautiful. Some of the art that this museum is know for is the Allegories of Good and Bad Government, Maesta, and so ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Cheap rates but still clean and tidy.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.