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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We took a longing last look out of our shutter framed window taking in the jumbled pastel and blue view and exited with the 9:00 ringing of the clock tower. We wished we had more time to relax and absorb the atmosphere and let the world outside keeping turning but we had the train to catch and breakfast to hunt and gather, so packed like a mule we …
... but you get the idea. The reason we mention this, is that on a recent weekend, we made the journey south to the hilltop towns of Volterra and San Gimingano, and saw how it should be done.
When you think of Italy, or if you see images in a magazine or perhaps, a travel brochure, as well as the ones of The Colosseum and The Leaning Tower etc, these two towns are the ones nearly always used to illustrate country life or the idyllic view ...
... not much older than us. We order the flight of 5 reds and a small charcuterie plate. He opens 5 bottles, pours a glass of each and brings them to the table explaining each as he sets them down. Nick and I share the flight and finish the meats, cheese and bread. We enjoy the first and the last of the flight, both being Chianti’s. We decide to purchase one of each and plan on saving the Reserve for our first anniversary : ). We hurry back to the ...
Since the bus is at 0945, we get to have breakfast this morning. It is very good with bruschetta, prosciutto, salami, creme brûlée, a few different pastries and tarts, yoghurt, and a several other items. It was all excellent. We make the long, flat, 5 minute walk to the bus stop and the bus is there but not the driver. That is OK as it is 15 minutes before departure time. We leave on time and immediately climb out of Colle. The road gets windy but it is ...
... had a great time shopping for souvenirs (OMG, the excess baggage is going to kill us), and trying out my Italian on the local shop keepers (I passed). They are more likely to help you or give you a discount and less likely to rip you off if you can speak the language. I've had occasion to translate a few times for our fellow travelers, who were getting themselves into a pickle with the locals. In Rome, in the city, almost all the ...