Hotel La Locanda
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Wednesday morning we are up early for breakfast on the "deck". Breakfast is similar to those we've had with all our hotels, meats and cheeses, bread, yogurt, sometimes fruit and of course the little gold triangle cheese that has captured Nick’s heart. We sit as close to the edge as we can. Below us, beyond the sheer rock cliff, the waves …
... my lips. A glass of local red and Paul was in foodie nirvana.
To San Gimignano, another walled city, previously on the Via Francigena pilgrimage route, now a definitie stop on the tourist circuit. Consequently, a significant number of tourists. Given this state of affairs, it was perplexing why an art ...
... booked for bag drop at our Albergio (Villa with about 8 rooms).
Now here is another odd one, there is a taxi stand at bus station, but no taxis. They have numbers to call at info center but they are not really taxis, but car rental places that SOMETIMES have drivers! Ok confused now and well none of the 4 numbers had anything available but the lovely young lady rung the Villa and they sent a car to pick us up within 5 minutes at ...
... that the smell of urine is directly outside our front door on the street.
We immediately book our tickets to see David at the Accademia and the Birth of Venus by Botticelli at the Uffizi Gallery. Our mornings are now set for the first two days.
We make our way around the city to explore what it has to offer. It seems that leather is what it is famous for and David. All parts of Dave are for sale on towels, books, magnets, cards and aprons. Lucky he's a ...
Oh, also, a side room where four more Medici- one of which is the man Machiavelli's Prince is supposedly based on filled with sculptures by Michelangelo because, hey, why the **** not?
Joke's on them, though, because bits of each sculpture are lazily not-quite-finished-properly. Oh, and Michelangelo left for Rome while working on this room, so two of the walls have charcoal sketches that were probably intended to be, you know, ...