Podere La Selva
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... a view of this lake which stretched for miles!!! We had now reached Lake Bolsena and were hi (oops i meant high) on the hill over looking the lake at what appeared to be a farm house but was a restaurant!! We would never have found this place if it weren't for Jeff, it's a locals place. We had bruschetta with white beans and tons of garlic and oil yummmmm! Then we had fish from the lake, the whole fish, I had to ask that they remove the head ...
... is still in evidence today along the narrow winding streets (now walkways, as cars are not allowed in the town). We climbed the steep walks to visit the piazza, stopping for lunch in an outdoor cafe, topped off with a gelato from a well-known maker Buon Gusto. After Pienza we are off to our hotel in Montalcino.
The Hotel Si Montalcino is very new by Italian standards and very nice. We learned that it is owned and managed by heirs of the Salvatore Ferragamo ...
... had to have our picks taken with him don't ya know!!! He's just too cute!! We then went into the wine cellar which just blew us away!! Wine vats the size I've never seen and so many!! We then left and wondered the town so beautiful!! Kerry and Toni went off shopping and bought beautiful leather purses. Ian and I went off discovering Montepulciano, went to the fortress walked the streets decided to walk up to the top of the town hall ...
... a toll gate and pick up a Telepass ticket and then when you get off you put the ticket in a machine that tells you how much you owe then this drawer pops open and you have to put the money then it shuts and you can hear the change drop and then the gate lifts up and away you go back on the freeway. Headed north got off the free way at Cianchiano exit and drove these windy roads. Kerry and I have being switching back and forth for ...
Tuesday 2nd June
Yesterday we arrived at a big campsite on the shore of Lago Bolsena. It is a proper four star style campsite with a big bar / restaurant area, cinema, disco, swimming pool, tennis courts, sports area and nice toilet facilities although they still don't have a toilet seat and toilet paper (a common trait it would seem of Italian campsites).
Other places to stay in Casole d Elsa
Strada Provinciale 27, n.4, Casole d Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Localita Aquaviva, Casole d Elsa | 4 star hotelfrom $115
Localita Casanova, Casole d Elsa | Hotelfrom $100
Localita Casanova, Casole d Elsa | Hotelfrom $108
Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $48
Casole d'Elsa Siena, Casole d Elsa | 3 star hotelfrom $84