Il Castello di Gargonza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIl Castello di Gargonza Monte San Savino
Wonderful castle B&B. The restaurant was excellent.
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On July 3 we drove to Gorganza castle in the middle of nowhere in Tuscany, Italy. It is a castle converted into a hotel. There we checked in, unpack and changed to go to the pool. At the pool we saw Alex Donovan, from my baseball team!!! He was traveling with the Stanford alumni family vacation group. We didn't even think that we would see anybody …
... waited for the train, Don and I looked into buying tickets for the high speed train to Rome. We bought tickets for October 8 returning on the 10th. We will spend two nights there, which probably won't be near enough time, but we will try to see as much as we can. We are finding there just isn't enough time to see everything we would like to see. We got back to Figline a bit after 7:00 pm. Hans shuttled us up to Poggio alla Croce to Zia Emilia's where we had a great pizza ...
... Built of green, white, and pink marble, the Cathedral is quite special. As in Pisa, there is a Baptistery directly in front of the Cathedral with three bronze doors. One of which is called "the Gates of Paradise" because of the relief sculptures depicted in each panel of the door.
While in Florence, I visited the Accademia and Uffizi galleries. At the Accademia, Michaelangelo’s David was most impressive. The size alone was breathtaking ...
... seeing things I missed last time.
After that, the school had set up a tour of the Accademia where Michelangelo's David is housed. That tour was pretty awesome, it was nice to not only hear the artistic comments about the aesthetics of the sculpture, but also to get the historical background on what it represented for Florence when it was created. As a note, David is just awkward to look at in some ways, the hands are huge, the face is kind ...
... of trees that make for a nice walk or bike ride. I headed into the city through one of the old gates to find a bottle of water, as I had run out, and something to eat. I headed up the walls and find a nice bench to sit on in the shade and eat. I had a bit of the bread left over, so feeling generous, I threw it on the ground to one of the pigeons that are always around. Unfortunately a crow happened to be coming past at the same time and before I knew it these two birds were ...