Travel Blogs from Casanova Pansarine
... were. The Piazza del campo was awesome, people were just sitting enjoying the beautiful weather. The Piazza was surrounded by restaurants and shops and on the other side was the Mangia Tower and Museo Civico. We got gelato and sat in the piazza for a little then climbed the tower. The tower is over 290 feet tall and the stairs were not designed for people going up and down at the same time! We had to shimmy past each other, it was quite a struggle, but once ...
... and 2 pretty neat pizzerias/come bars. I would like to stay here for a few days.
We had a early pasta in a garden overlooking the valley and there were a lot of American’s around. I couldn’t work out why, but the world cycling is about to start from Lucca so maybe they were lycra’s and training up and down the hills during the day.
What a beautiful surprise it had been finding this little place. Very very ...
... piazza. This was made famous when Diane Lane, in Under the Tuscan Sun, went with the young girl, the pregnant lady to the town square to see the young boy throw the flags at a festival. It was a shame that the square had parts of a stage being built, but it was cool to have been there. Our waiter said he worked at the caffe when Diane would have meals at the terrace. It was neat to see it. There are so many spots here that would make excellent locations for movies. We ...
... us first access to the museum which contained many antiquities from the original period. Included in the museum tour was access to the Panorama which is a walkway 125 steps up in a narrow circular stairway. From th ere one could see across the old city.
After the museum we met our guide who was a lawyer. We asked her why she did tours and she replied, " because this is Italy". The tour was excellent. To begin we saw the Baptistry which was added at a ...
... had been most of the trip so my overactive small bladder was basically not even working and I didn't have to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes like usual. I also met some Aussies and a couple of other Americans sitting next to us.
About an hour and a half before the race, there is the Corteo Storico which is this long processional parade of all of the contradas and their drummers and flag bearers all dressed up in 16th/17th century dress ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service