Hotel La Collegiata
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to see workers picking great big bunches of purple grapes then loading them into bins and all this from our slowly moving bus. Eventually we arrived in Poggibonsi where we had to change buses and had time for a coffee and a stretch before proceeding to San Gimingnano. It was certainly worth the trip as this is such a beautiful, peaceful ancient walled town and after the last couple of days ...
... authentic restaurant on the edge of the city. We had a Tuscan antipasto, the crepes which the restaurant is famed for (SO GOOD) and rabbit stuffed with vegetables. We then headed back to the BnB and made it to our little house just before it got dark, thank god as they have no street lighting. All was fine until I spotted a bug. Then around 1am I woke up to hear some kind of animal outside... Needless to say I was up for the rest of the night on bug ...
... the trees suddenly parted, revealing in all it's splendor the vista I'd been searching for - my shot of San Gimignano!
No sooner had I taken it than the church's bell-tower came alive with urgent clanging, the noise loud and crashing panicking me until I realized it was just the noon chime. Literally a false alarm Back over the wall (cutting my knee on the broken glass this time, for my trouble) and took a leap down from the ledge onto the wild-grass and basil ...
... and be bounced around the city instead of walking). The weather was not ideal - it was raining for most of our visit (except when we were leaving – typical) but I don't think the rain lessened the experience. (although we were certainly happy we had umbrellas and raincoats).
We visited a leather factory and saw inside the St Croce church. We spent a long time admiring Michelangelo statue ...
... ruins. Before Mount Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was a bustling middle class town that also served as a port city. Because of the eruption the ruins are now several miles from the ocean, separated by land created from volcanic magma. We followed the layout of the city exploring the forum, the main square, several houses, baths and even a fast food restaurant. Many things were amazingly intact because they were ...