Travel Blogs from San Gimignano
... wrapped with ham with garlic and sage in the middle and shallow fried. This just melted in the mouth and we also tried a second red wine with it. I was so full you had to roll me out of there. Fulvio was also a great host making jokes along the way. After making each course we went outside to the courtyard to sit and eat looking at the view over the Tuscan landscape and watching the sun go down. It was such a good ...
... pasta dishes. Katia had boiled up our pici for the tomato sauce, as well as some "industrial" pasta for the bean sauce. Once some classmates melted the cheese into the bean sauce, we toted our goods back out to the dining room for the primi course. I must say, I was very very pleased with us for having made our own noodles. It was just so very exciting to me! By this point we were all a little full, yet we still had the secondi and dessert to do! Fulvio ...
... to the hotel.... Brad CLEARLY was hungry after all he ate today and we ventured out yet again so he could get some pizza. Now I'm happily in our bed.... and was told by Brad himself, I can sleep in :)
Ps I just noticed.... when brad does an entry on the blog he INSISTED we have it's about one sentence... gr.
PPS we will be in rome on Tuesday.... and won't be near the riots so no worries :)
Hey all! I'm free! I finished my presentation and not to brag or anything but we rocked it! It was on the Sistine chapel and we did awesomely! I'm soooooooooooooooooo glad that is done and all I have to worry about is the Final. But that is tomorrow's problem. My roommates all have projects and papers and stuff due this week so I'm on my own for the day. I walked around for a few hours by myself just to explore and see what's going on. I ended up ...
... and piazzas (squares) that are usually line with pretty buildings or have statues etc in them. One thing that did stand out was the San Michele church; this was beautifully standing tall in the centre of the Piazza San Michele. As a whole there were some pretty parts of Lucca but we both decided that we could take or leave Lucca. It wasn’t a place that grabbed us but like I always say, you don’t have to love everything and you need to visit places to find these things ...
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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.