Salvapiano Holiday Ranch
Travel Blogs from Riotorto
... their favorite local snack "The Bones of the Dead."
We stayed at another privately owned villa here, and although not as fancy as the villa in Lucca, we were struck by the fact that so many Italian businesses and hotels are family owned and operated. We've received better service at these hotels than the larger chains, and the prices are considerably cheaper. Upon a return visit I'd definitely stay in the smaller towns and visit Florence via day trips. ...
... villa , La Colletta.
It was originally built by a German Baroness and then was left to its own devices for many years until Claudia and Jim saw it and restored it to its former glory in 1999. They had to get everything around to the villa by boat. All the builders had a winch everything to get all the building materials up to the decaying villa. The dry stone walls were reinforced and the garden planted. We can't get over how much it has grown in the 12 ...
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.
This is the 9 day road trip from Mainz to Luzern for two nights and then
to Tuscany in Italy for 3 nights. In Tuscany we visited Florence,
Lucca, Pisa and Anghiari. Proceeding then to Innsbruck in Austria stayed
for 1 night and then to ...
... in town. It seems that every time you see a piazza the next one is more beautiful than the last. These architects back in the day were really smart. Although they could not have predicted the future of the automobile these narrow streets and high walls in every town provide much needed shade. We of course traveled to Tuscany in record heat even for them. They have had almost no rainfall and temperatures were souring above 100 each day. This means that ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services