Travel Blogs from Riotorto
... in Italy?), and had been the site for a wildly popular horror TV series in Italy. Additionally, if you're familiar with the "Twilight" book/movie series, it is the home for the Volturi vampires. I can see why the city is a good fit for the creepy genre, it's sort of a sleepy town in the evening and being high in elevation I'm sure all it would take is some fog to complete the atmosphere.The town has embraced their reputation by opening a torture museum, ...
... 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 ...
... steps they carve out of the cliff, and the place had a blue flag too.
Unfortunately, the sun that was out when we left Lucca, was hiding behind a bit of cloud by the time we got there, but we're British, (well sometimes anyway), and so we were going to sit on the beach and enjoy it. It was still warm and humid, just not sunny, so the day wasn't completely wasted.
And the dog in a basket? No reason really, just because we saw him. Cute isn't he?
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.
... down as an experience.and add to my repertoire.
Claudia arrives tomorrow so that will so exciting to see her after 9 years. Jim unfortunately is touring with Queen in the States and we probably won't see him until we go to the last night of the 'Monty Python reunion' at the 02 Arena on the 20th July.
So until the next time we are trying to keep those two rascals out of harms way. Easier said than done.xxxxx
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed