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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 …
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 …
... We arrive back safely. We didn't take a single wrong turn all day. I decide that our GPS is a waste of space. Actually I decide something a bit more extreme, but children might read this. We have dinner in the main square. There is a brass band concert in progress in the square next door. The band is in an area under one of the towers, and the audience sits on chairs in the square and on the steps of the church opposite the band. We listen for a while and then decide to call it a ...
... heated over open fires, before being sliced off the animal, and bundled into a large baguette or similar. “Verily sire, it is a meal in itself, and doth fill you up greatly I think”. And oh, anything you wanted to buy, food or otherwise, had to be paid for in Groats. The exchange rate was 1 Euro = 1 Groat rather conveniently, a nice touch and showed a level of detail in their planning. This attention to detail also extended to covering all ...
... stop by the main piazza - Piazza de Campo. This a huge public space - easily 100 meters across - is THE place to see and be seen in Siena. It seems that everyone either comes here to stroll in the evening, or comes to sit and watch other people stroll. This is a fabulous public space, with an impressive public building, Palazzo Pubblico, overlooking it.
We wrap up our first day in the Tuscan countryside with dinner ...