Travel Blogs from San Gimignano
... which were amazing! At the second winery we learned how the wine is produced, starting from being hand picked and ending with the bottle process. Afterwards we were given lunch the Italian way, al fresco! As we ate lunch, we sat on this terrace that overlooks the vineyards of the Chianti region. The view was astonishing and breath taking! I fell in love with the peaceful ...
... before he or she could enter the duomo. When ill and if deceased, then, again to the duomo for services.
Next we saw the relatively newly discovered roman theater from above. It was discovered in the 1950's after a dig lead by the local director of mental hospital.
We visited an alabaster carving studio where the sculpturer was carving a replica if Sitting Bull. We ended at the Etruscan museum to see artifacts of this society ...
... the tempo from Dante's Divine Comedy. A wonderful, busy shop where you could watch the butcher in action, listen to the music, drink Chianti wine, and taste his products.
From my research, Greves in Chianti was listed as a must do, but unfortunately it was very quiet being a Sunday. After being non-plussed for a while, we came across a wonderful underground cellar called La Canterine. It was one of those places where you bought a card and then ...
... gallery, you can tell you're getting closer to the stars of the show as the crowds thicken and this was no exception. We turned the corner and there they were - The Birth of Venus and Primavera. Unlike the Mona Lisa which surprises most people upon seeing it with how small it is, these masterpieces loomed larger than life. It was a thrill to be up close and personal with one of the most celebrated images in art, had I wanted to cut my visit short, I could ...
After enjoying some relaxation at our villa in the morning we headed off to the nearby town of San Gimignano. It is a interesting place with medieval towers and streets. In the afternoon we visited a local winery and were treated to a tour and wine tasting. We dined "al fresco" at restaurant La Loggia. We ended the evening with a charming stroll though the streets of the ancient town and a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pescille San Gimignano
Hotel Pescille was absolutely wonderful. It is perched on one of the many hills of San Gimignano you can get gorgeous views of the old town and its many towers.
Hotel Pescille was a wonderful place to stay with my wife and two daughters in late June 2004. A beautiful converted farm house with amazing gardens and a very large, clean (and unsually deep) pool was a welcome respite after touring museums and churches throughout Italy. The rooms were well appointed, air-conditioned, and very clean. The very friendly staff seemed to be constantly cleaning and maintaining this beautiful place.
The breakfast was marvelous as was the wonderful outdoor brunch. The Pescille wine was delicious (we bought some bottles to take home). The four of us agreed that this was the most heavenly place we stayed in all of Italia.
A Traveler's Delightful Respite
May 2004. We thoroughly enmeshed ourselves into this magic farmhouse setting. We stayed in a two bedroom suite with a private veranda. It was just lovely. The farm setting was a wonderful respite from the large cities. The staff was eager to help and the environment was restive and just what we needed after long drives in Tuscany. It's closeness to Florence makes it a delightful stop as you work your way north.
i would recommend this hotel only for those with their own cars, as taxis are rare and very expensive in the area.the rooms are simple, nothing special, but the garden is very nice and spaceous.
The Hotel Pescille is situated a few kilometers from San Gimignano in the middle of the spectacular Tuscan countryside. From the window of our gorgeous room we could see the towers of San Gimignano across the valley. It was heaven! The grounds are lovely as is the pool, the breakfast, and the proprietors--all of whom are very friendly. We've stayed there twice and will go again the next time we're in Tuscany.