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- Continental Breakfast
- Tennis Court
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Multilingual staff
TravelPod Member ReviewsAlbergo Nazionale Volterra
This hotel looks like it was decorated in 1970 and perhaps it was as 30 years is fairly modern by Voltera standards. The view rooms on the fourth floor make the place grow on you as the view on a clear day is stunning. It is a three star hotel using Italian rules as their rating has nothing to do with aesthetics. The location is perfect and the room is comfortable.
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August 26th and 27th 2014
Leaving Florence was a bit of a struggle on Wednesday, not because we didn't want to leave but because we had to first find the rental car company and then our way back to Hotel Rapallo to pick up our bags. As we started our walk to the car rental place, we had a slight …
... this was family against family across the street, each battling from a tower of stone across the piazza. Imagine "Romeo and Juliet" or "Hatfields and McCoys," but among seventy families.
San Gimignano attracts all the tourist buses, and rightfully so. We loved our walking tour and our lunch on the main piazza, listening and talking in English, Italian, French, and various combinations! We all agreed that it was ...
... your wealth, was to build a tower in your town, and the taller your tower, the wealthier you were. Many towns and cities still have remaining examples of this extravagance, but San Gimignano has more than most still standing, and thus has become the picture postcard image of a small Tuscan town.There used to be about 72 of these towers here, and although there are now only 15, as the town is on top of a hill, it still make for a dramatic outline. ...
... browsing the shops. There were a lot of alabaster shops here. We found one where a lady was actually making one of her creations in alabaster.
We watched the sun set over the countryside and drove back home for dinner and our last night in Tuscany before a long driving day to Pompeii. We planned our time for Pompeii and I gathered and tidied our things to make the mornings pack a little ...
Miles walked: no idea; forgot to route it as soon as I returned
Times up and down apartment stairs: 4
My last full day in Florence and I knew I wanted to go back to Galleria degli Uffizi; I wasn't able to spend much time there last Thursday plus I didn't yet have a guide book for this museum at the time. I also thought I might take the Rick Steves walking tour, The Renaissance, that I have on my IPhone, but this time I forgot ...