Relais Poggio Ai Santi
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
We wake up to find it's raining so no rush to go anywhere early. Our room is on the top floor, up some steep stairs and has a great view up and down the busy little street. After breakfast at the hotel we meet up with Jana, a local guide, for a tour of Volterra town. It is partly walled. The section we see was built in Medieval times but parts were built earlier by the Etruscans and has a few arched entrances. The ...
... final leg of our bus ride winds up to ' Earth with Wings'. Volterra appears to float above the mist and the weather has turned cooler. Our Hotel La Locanda is at the end of a narrow cobbled street. Volterra is a hilltop town with sections of wall to keep out the aggressive enemies. We have a brief walk through part of the town and then a group dinner where we sit with Robert and Elma, Joe and Katherine from ...
... area out in the middle of the nowhere/the mountains. Silver pipes crisscrossing the mountainsides and roads. The locals would have been torn between the changing landscape and the prosperity generated by the multiple power stations dominating everything.
Voltarre, a walled city on a pinnacle, with narrow windy streets even outside the walls. Rain threatening and windy, but ...
... Mona Lisa! Recently, they expanded the place to be a bed and breakfast and it was also the location for the movie Much Ado About Nothing. (someone on the tour had seen it-not me). Next, we went on a walking tour through the cellars and learned all about the wine making process that this place has been doing for over 600 years. Lastly and my ...
... Miracoli" by foot due to the lack of directions. We passed downtown and the commercial area and finally got to the square "Campo dei Miracoli" where Il Duomo and the Torre Inclinada (Leaning tower) are. It was full although most tents in the street market were already closing. the Leaning Tower is quite impressive and pretty much justifies the visit to Pisa but even though we stayed for a short period of time it was not amongst our favorite cities.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet