Travel Blogs from Grosseto
... had to step aside for a while to let them pass on so we could hear ourselves think.
We got back to the car, where there was no parking ticket! I won’t lie, I was kind of nervous. We found our way out to the autostrada, and headed up to Florence. We hit some evening traffic, but it wasn’t all that bad, and after only a couple of missed navigational queues (I miss Utah’s grid system!), we pulled up to the Machiavelli Palace ...
... tourist area. It was so light and tasty! Our last night we went to the popular restaurant in a cave. The food and wine were so good that when Karen took a bite of the chocolate desert, she couldn't help but laugh. Ridiculously delicious!!
From the wonderful people, the great food and meandering in Etruscan ruins, this city will always have a special place in our hearts.
Until we meet ...
... kind of beautiful Orvieto lace. It was a wonderful morning and we enjoyed eating the fruits of our labor!
Later in the afternoon, we headed out to the countryside and visited Victoria's house in the next town over. It is situated on a hill overlooking Orvieto to one side and the beautiful Umbrian hills and valleys to the other. We walked among the vineyards and enjoyed seeing the signs of spring along the road.
... as the priests came out followed by a bishop and more.
The rest of the congregation ensued and as the crowd parted, the procession walked down the center of the street with the band tailing behind.
It was a really neat to be there to see the pomp and circumstance of the celebration. We asked someone later and discovered that it was San Giuseppe Day. ...
... and then drop off providing amazing views of the surrounding hills when you peek through the narrow streets.
We stopped for lunch at il Grottino and met Victoria's friend who owns the restaurant with his sweet wife. We really enjoyed their homemade Italian food…it was one of the most scrumptious meals we tasted so far on our journey! We got a glimpse ...
Other places to stay in Grosseto
Via Senese 170, Grosseto | 4 star hotelfrom $97
Piazza Gioberti 64, Grosseto | 4 star hotelfrom $116
Via della Trappola, Grosseto | 4 star hotelfrom $100
Via della Cala, Porto Santo Stefano/ Argentario, Grosseto | Hotel
35, Senese Street, Grosseto | Hotelfrom $135
Piazza Marconi 26, Grosseto | Hotelfrom $94