Travel Blogs from Barberino Val d'Elsa
Day 3 in Rome....correction to Day 2...our blog stated we walked 4 to 5 miles back to our hotel from White Night. We actually walked 13 to 15 miles back to our hotel. After waking from only 2 hours sleep and a stomach virus for Cindy, we had hot orange juice and toast. We went back to the terminal and boarded the red bus for our trip to St. Peters …
... good fun, the only problem I had was that the 'offical' leather craftsman had the strongest New Yorker accent... hmm something doesn't line up here.
We moved onto to a little resteraunt with the rest of the group, had a classic Italian dinner for our lasy meal, lots of meat and pasta, not a whole lot of veg.
I am a tiny bit sad we are moving on to France tomorrow, but hey it'll keep dad happy.
Ciao Bella Italia
I will miss you
... in the actual body of the church, to see a service being performed, and continued into the courtyard of the monastery (I assume). The sunlight dappling the bright orbs of the orange tree captured a rare vision.
Continued along by the market and found the pair of shoes I've been looking for! They were only 5 euro, and should be excellent walking shoes. They're a sort of tope oxford that have a very European air.
... that this marvellous land yields: Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, grappa and Vin Santo dessert wine. The resort is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d'Elsa very close to both Florence and Siena. We were ushered into one of the many structures on property; this would be our private cooking class (kitchen) & dining facility for the next three hours. Let the fun begin. On the marble slab work station was an ...
... perhaps 20 euros or so) from using my green canteen instead of getting glasses of water on the table. Score! Most of the restaurants we went to would fill it up with cold water from the tap, no questions asked! Plus, we didn’t have to buy plastic water bottles for walking around on hot days, which was also very handy.
2. Don’t be afraid to take weird and obtrusive pictures (People’s reactions to them come in quite a few mixtures)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center