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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Ahhhh...enjoying a homemade cappucino on the terrazza of our albergo this morning truly set the stage for a day straight out of the 13th century. Packing up, we said "Ciao" to Claudio and Cristina, the third-generation of the family to own and restore Il Borghetto. Cristina shared pictures of the state of ruin that her grandfather's house had …
On our drive from Montepulciano to Lucca we decided to stop into Volterra. We were fortunate enough to find a parking spot adjacent to the Saturday market that was in full swing with vendors selling all sorts of stuff. We sampled some cheese and ended up buying some on our way out.
We had a look at some ancient Roman ruins and toured some shops selling ...
... mosaics from marble squares and refining salt. The duomo, monastery and parts of the fort, were all open and being used to recreate that authentic feel of the past. The fort is actually still in use as a prison, but it’s enormous inner courtyard had falconry, archery, crossbow shooting and various other relevant sports, pastimes and similar activities. The various food sellers dotted around, weren’t cheating either, all the food being ...
... the city. Located atop a series of ridges, we picked our way along the back streets of the city, somehow managing to avoid having to climb up and down the many hills that make up the city. Our efforts to avoid the busier tourist streets also brought us - quite unintentionally - to the back of Siena's main cathedral. It was such a magnificent sight in the evening sunlight.
Before we finished our tour of Siena we made ...
... that the tv works yet! Meg & Tom just coping without wifi!
AFter lunch we head off on another adventure to Lucca a genteel city of opera & olive oil (apparently) The old town is contained within a 1500 year old wall that we cycled around for two hours! Admiring the scenery, some more churches, piazza's etc It was lovely to ride around instead of walk & between us all I ...