Hotel La Colonna
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Back on the road again headed west. We left the flat lands well past Venice and back into hill country. It seems the Italian philosophy of road building is to maintain minimum elevation changes on the road by building bridges across valleys and tunneling through hills - very expensive infrastructure costs but they toll these roads to pay for them. …
The day started overcast with a bit of rain while driving but then cleared and by mid-day the temp was up to 26 degrees.
Tuscany is very pretty - rolling hills and neatly ordered fields of hay, various vegetables and of course olive trees and vineyards.
The hill towns date back to several hundred years BC.
Parking can be …
Sunday - must be Florence. The fellow at the hotel desk recommended taking the bus and the train to Florence. One catch. The store where you buy the bus tickets was closed as are many things in smaller towns on Sundays. We decided just to drive and thankfully the GPS took us directly to the parking lot beside one of the main gates. The lot was full …
Today is day one of a three day road trip to drive our way through the Tuscan country side towards Siena and the and hills of tuscany to visits, local wine cellars. Our first priority is to get to Siena,it's Leoni's birthday and she has expressed a wish to be in Siena for her birthday. Therfore we headed directly there, via the back roads and not …
We woke up early that morning so that we could all grab lunch from betti. I ate breakfast at guini then went to betti grabbed the sandwiches and then went to the castle to hop on the private bus.
i slept the whole way there despite the fact max was blaring his music obnoxiously.
We walked to a church where we saw the head of St. Catharine, the patron saint of Europe and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Colonna Siena
Initially we noticed this hotel on a web site promoting last minute deals and it was offering a room including breakfast for €39 where every other hotel in the region was around 80 to 130 range. We decided not to book on line but just turn up and check it out first. On arrival we were pleased to find that there were still rooms available but the asking price now was €49 including breakfast. We did ask about the €39 deal but was politely told that was on line and last night , we tried to haggle but without joy. Still at €49 it was a good deal so we took two rooms between the four of us. The rooms were a good size not big but enough room to be comfortable. The bathrooms and linen were very clean and the heating was working well. A little too well in fact we turned down the room heating and opened the windows to cool the rooms down which made it very comfortable. The remainder of the hotel however was very warm and we found this uncomfortable. We were here in Early November so the outside temp was cool and the pool was not an option. There is a busy road at the front but with the double glazed windows the noise was not noticeable, until we opened the windows to cool the room, but at night no issues at all. The staff were all friendly and eager to help us, with directions and any other questions we had, the language barrier was not an issue, the hotel reception manager spoke very good English. Breakfast was very good offering a selections of cereals and breads cold meats cheese, pastries yogurts, fresh fruit and tea and coffee. Overall we were very happy write the hotel and its staff and would stay here again no problem. As for location it was a 20 minute walk up to the old city or a bus from outside the hotel for around €3 very well located.
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