Travel Blogs from Chianciano Terme
... beautiful views of Tuscan homes, grapevines etc. The house itself was very picturesque, with a beautiful garden. There was construction work in progress so the effect was not as good as it will be. We passed a few other tourists on the road, who had also read the book/seen the film. We retraced our steps and went home for a light lunch. In the afternoon we set out to climb to the top of Cortona. It took a while but ...
... one of the back streets before looking for a restaurant. Jude was looking for one featured in a movie, that Therese had also eaten at. We found it but it was not offering what we had in mind, so we chose a simpler establishment that provided us with a mixed plate of meats and cheeses, washed down with nice white. After lunch we returned to Cortona and spent some more time exploring and doing a bit of ...
... and alert. He liked the sound of "alert" and kept practicing it until he got it right. I don't think the Jude and I will ever hear that word again without remembering this old man. This was one of those delightful serendipitous travel moments. We returned to our car and navigated to Pienza, a smaller town we had visited. On our last trip. We had a bit of a challenge finding a parking spot, but eventually found one a short way out of town. ...
... Osteria for lunch in San Gimignano & warmed up - too wet to look around! Arrived in Siena, moved into our apartment, got acquainted with our landlady Rhoda..... she has lots to teach us about the tradition & history. Washing machine burring and spent the next morning chatting with Rhoda about Contrada's and the Palio (the race of the soul).
That night we experienced the Drago (dragon) contrada night in the il ...
... was right next door to the train station. Sweet! Very simple. So we took our bags out on the left side of the station. Hmmm... lots of buses, but they all appeared to be city buses, and there was no obvious bus station over there. Okay. Out the right side of the station. Hmmm... similarly lots of buses, with no apparent bus terminal. Well, maybe if we walk around the edge of the station we'll find one. No.... Getting a little frustrated and not ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking