Villa Lecchi Hotel
Travel Blogs from Poggibonsi
... display. The patron saint of Florence, then, is San Giovanni Battista, known to us as St. John the Baptist. Every year on June 24th they celebrate him in Florence with parades, rowing competitions and fireworks over the Arno river. I will find a way to get there next week.
Today I woke up to go to the dairy for the day, only to find that it was very rainy and muddy. After slipping and crashing the moped ...
... in the distance on a neighboring mountain bluff is another famous castle town called San Gimignano where there are restaurants, stores for fresh food, wine, pasta as well as galleries, leather shops and you can't forget gelato! My first day there, I had just travel almost 20 hours so I got my bearings, jumped in the pool and went to dinner up the hill where I proceeded to watch the sun set directly behind San Gimignano and ate fresh ...
Earlier this week, Diahann discovered yet another tour opportunity for us to explore. And what a great find it was! During our 2010 Italy trip we rented a car for one of our weeks. It was a Fiat 500 - a really cool little car that's getting a lot of marketing exposure in the U.S. these days. We had a great time tooling around the Tuscan country roads in that car. The tour that Diahann discovered kind of brings us full circle with that ...
... language barriers fall away when there's washing to be done. ) OH WHAT A NIGHT Can't begin to you what a fabulous night we had at a trattoria close to the hostel. Hospitality personified in Jean Claud the chef who insisted on replacing my meal when it became clear that I wasn't enjoying the traditional menu choice (don't ask what I chose, it makes me squirm just thinking about why I would Choose liver pasta. ) veggies were my replacement ...
... seen. They would have gone hand in hand with the calfskin leather satchel I did end up getting. But, sadly, I did not get them.
Also, God bless the American mall! Cause in every shop I went into, the wait to try something on was about 15 minutes. If I did end up buying something, the cashier was another 15 minutes. My patience was wearing thin. But not enough to deter me from more shopping.
In each of these stores I whipped out my "Italiano" ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking