Travel Blogs from Volterra
This was supposed to be a 1/2 day outing..........but We started early in the morning after a lovely salad, grilled vegetables, sausage ( from yesterday), ham and egg breakfast. Sue cooked up a storm! We had heard that we needed to park outside the city wall for the day and walk in. Paid parking of course as car spaces are at a premium. We enjoyed the beautiful sunny clear morning drive but were not expecting the traffic, narrow windy streets and congestion of outside of the wall. It was ...
... a drawing class (over 25 students) at the top of the only (tiny) fort parapet open to the public. The city itself is a photographers dream, with the terracotta tiled roof tops intersected ? Interspresed with 14 medieval towers. These towers are all that remain of the initial 72.
Slow drive cross country back to Lucca. Dinner at the pizzeria just down the road. Not bad.
We spent the morning reading our books while Elijah slept. I haven't gotten stuck into a good book for such a long time so I have been really enjoying that feeling of not wanting to put it down. Only problem is I only brought one along with and I have already almost finished it! Once Elijah woke up we decided to head into Volterra- a nearby town. It was only about 20 mins drive and was similar to San Gimignano as it was also a ...
... the duomo (we all agreed it was the most beautiful church we have ever seen) and buildings are. Also, we walked through the town, over the Arno, with a different perspective. We were very glad we took the time to visit.
Need I say, the boys also enjoyed getting totally inappropriate photos of ...
... out to try one of them! I felt as though the place we tried was a bit too fancy for us, almost felt a bit out of place, but the waitress was lovely and really nice. We had an amazing meal, could certainly get used to eating like this, the food is just out of this world in Italy! We seemed to be staying in an area where all the young and trendy people seemed to hang out in the Piazza's so topped off the evening with a nice cocktail in one of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility