Agriturismo Podere L'Agave
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
... of Siena come together twice a year to race with each community sporting their own flag, colors, etc. The horses are all part of generations old Arabian blood lines and from what I gathered it's quite the event. We missed the race by a day, it took place on July 2nd, which is okay with us. We were there to see the city and the cathedral.
After Siena we headed to Volterra which has an interesting "creepy" vibe. The town is set on top of a mountain ...
... Italian man came to assist. Well............I leaned to the left and lost my footing, and in so doing , did my best Ethel Merman impression as I dove off to the left into the murky waters of the marina. Fully clothed!!!!
I managed to miss the rocks and end up between the next boat and the jetty. Very lucky indeedy.
Not my most glamorous of looks but as the lovely Italian men came to /my rescue they tried to haul me out on to the jetty but I feared that I ...
Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
THURSDAY 2-6-2011 – FRIDAY 3-6-2011
QUIET DAY AT COLLE
WOMBY and Goldie decided to stay at Colle today while Andrew and Neil went exploring on the bikes again. It was public holiday in Italy, Independence Day, nothing to do with Will Smith. We thought everything would be shut but walking down through the town everything was open. We went to the galleries, glass and crystal shops beautiful, and found a ceramic shop where the guy was potting ...
This weekend started off Friday morning where we met the bus at AUR to head up to Pisa. After a 5 hour bus ride we arrive to Pisa and so did the rain. The rain didn't last long so we were able to enjoy our day. In Pisa we did a walking tour and enjoyed holding up the leaning tower. I got many pictures with the tower, although I look huge compared to it because we stood so close while taking the pictures. After spending some time exploring Pisa ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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