Il Castello di Gargonza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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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 …
... a couple days earlier. Villa Bardini is even steeper then Boboli and more manicured also. They were doing some construction right at this entrance so it wasn't a spectacular first impression. But it got so much better—I even saw some real fall color!
There were more spectacular views from here over Florence. At one point, as I’m looking out over the city, the church bells start ringing. I decided to record it and ended up standing there for at least ...
Firenze was supposed to be the capital of Italy, and so the city is built on top of the ruins of the old city, used as foundations to elevate the city and stop thief lodging from the river. But Rome became the capital, and Florence has forever lost their ruins under ground. For this reason they have no underground rail network like most European cities. On our first day in Florence, we went to a leather and jewellery demonstration at Leonardo's. She ...
... brilliant aperitifs. Such good wine! The place was simple, wooden serving top, white walls, meat cutting machine, meat hanging from the ceiling, great staff. The aperitifs were given based on what would go best with your drink. It could be a salmon bruschetta with a piece of chive and orange peel or a breadstick with a roll of lardo ham. Reasonably priced with a great sister restaurant next door. I immediately got to planning our own UK version! ...
... speakers. Maybe it is the time of year or maybe just the place, but there are a lot more tourists in Italy so far. After France, I do appreciate being able to find English speakers. It’s always the little things, like being able to have a full conversation. I am right at the two month mark in my travels now, and that is $2500 spent in Europe so far. Amazingly, I am spending less on lodging here than I was back in the States. This isn’t a bad way to ...