Albergo Villa Nencini
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Paul, forever brave in the face of a new eating experience, tried the lardo bruschetta.
Now, we had been told of this Tuscan delicacy, Lardo di Colonnata, by Marizito, our landlord in Sicily. While you really dont want to know how its made, I'm told the end result is a silky delicious delight. Paul would definitely agree. While stunningly presented, there was no way it was ...
... in the 12th C, then it became a seat of government, then finally it turned into a grim prison with torture and execution chambers. It has now been restored back to its original splendour and all signs of execution and torture have been removed!! It houses priceless Tuscan Renaissance sculptures, including lots of Donatello's, Michelangelo's, Bernini's, Cellini's etc. it also has a lot of fine antique objects ...
... apostle Peter and is mentioned at the end of the second epistle of Paul to Timothy. The actual church we saw dates back to 1513. I really enjoyed it in comparison to some of the grander churches we have seen probably because it was simple and had no relics. It was lovely to stand there and contemplate whilst coloured light from the stained glass fell in a kaleidoscope on the pulpit in the late evening sun. Note the photo of the art on the ceilings done by ...
... a lot of the local black and white marble on the buildings. We headed back to our hometown of Castellini to an Internet cafe so we could connect with the rest of the world and had a new drink of prosecco and apricot brandy with ice. We ate dinner at Tre Porte in Castellini which was recommended to us. We had tomato soup, pasta with boar sauce, lamb chops, pork spit and osso bucco. We haven't meet a Tuscan food that we haven't liked yet! Bona sera ...
... Medici Palace.
Then we got to see David for real. Michael Angelo's David was a powerful and moving site. And yes, we get to see David everywhere. Yes, Sheila his hands are very large. The rule is no photos but we snuck some in in spite of the picture Nazi who yelled: "No pictures!!!!", in a Polish accent. And then there is the internet Nazi here at the Internet Cafe who gives us the evil eye no matter what we do (laugh, talk, ...