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... but heavy iron, which I stopped to admire when I noticed that part of a support wall had been demolished forming a ramp to about 3 meters up the wall. As my gaze followed it, the Assassins Creed player in me started to superimpose the possible climbing vector, and I saw the 'ramp' led up near a stone ledge, at the end of which was another broken section which could be used as handholds up to the top of the wall. The area was completely to myself, so gingerly I shouldered my bag and ...
... Della Signoria - found the gelato festival. Near the arches. Santa Maria Novella - a local radio was broadcasting and playing music. More of the gelato festival. Dinner at La Rotunda - quick, casual, I had bruschetta and spaghetti. Marion had a mushroom ...
... very sweet (almost like a liquor) and you dip the biscotti in the wine and eat.
After the meal we get back on the bus and arrive in the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano which we could see from Poggio Alloro. San Gimignano is nicknamed the "Medieval Manhattan". The town is a small village with picturesque streets, shops, and beautiful frescoes that make up some of the loveliest scenes you'll find in Tuscany. Entering the village through ...
... The undergrowth doesn't let up, and in places I have to bash a way through with my backpack. Eventually I come to a brook. The opposite bank looks even heavier with brambles, so I decide to walk along in the brook until the ground clears. This really is becoming an adventure. Just at the point that I realise that I left the bus about an hour ago, and am starting to feel disheartened, the brambles give way to ferns and I smile at the presence of this most ...
... the crowded city. After shopping in the monks small shop and buying a cross for our collection, we strolled over to the Piazzale and had sandwiches, peaches, and the rest of Paolo's wine from Riomaggiore as we sat under a copy of Michelangelo's David and viewed the city. We actually were rained on a bit, so will probably not see the sun set into the Arno because of the clouds. More gelato of course, on the way home.
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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.