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 …
Picked up right at our ship by driver and taken right to Pisa. Livorno is a huge working port so you cannot get out of by walking. The driver dropped us at the entrance to the Pisa tower and church courtyard and then picked us up at the other side. After a quick visit at Pisa we ...
Well Monday we woke up and had nice cappuccino (love the cappuccino in Italy theme haha), a chocolate croissant, and juice; it was very calm and nice.
After that disaster struck. And that I mean a disaster on my credit card haha. We went to this HUGE market in Florence and I was feeling the buying of gifts and “Florentine” things… That’s all I want to put here because I feel like remembering this too vividly may cause my card to burn ...
... 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 ...
... rooms (by European standards). Service was outstanding.
Our favorite day of this trip was the excursion to Cinque Terre! We would recommend everyone try aand take this excursion while visiting Florence. The scenery is sooo beautiful that we have made our photos into canvas prints that now hang on the walls in our home!
Also, other good side trips:Siena and San Gimignano! Both beautiful and unique!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service