Agriturismo Il Poggione
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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There was so much packing to do, as you can imagine, we have collected a few things along the way, Laurie made me dispense with a few things since I have had a little retail therapy! All is good though and we managed to squeeze everything in. Gea, our landlord, came around for a farewell drink, after she left we went into "Antica Enoteca" in via della Croce near the Spanish Steps for a pasta and a bottle of Nero d'Avola, yum, an early night, we have a big day ...
... From 1260-1348 Siena was a major banking and trade center, and had military power in the same class with Florence, Venice and Genoa. Then the Black Death hit, wiping out a third of its population. Siena never recovered. Situated atop three hills, with its red-brick lanes cascading in every direction, it's thriving historic center offers Italy's best medieval city experience. We made our way past ancient buildings to ...
... on the overnight train that would take us to Sicily.
Tom booked us a 2 person room on the comfort car of the train. It had a bunk bed and sink in the room. By the time we got our luggage in, there was barely enough room to turn around. It wasn't quite Envoy class, but at least we had a bed! The train left Rome at 10:30 pm and was to arrive in Catania, Sicily at 9:00am the next morning. We slept off and on throughout the night. It was ...
... shopping but when done, we decide to make our way back to the town square for lunch (see later blog). When we arrive we find a collection of antique cars lining the sides of the town square. Seems there is a group called the "Carovana Romantica” that offers owners of antique cars the opportunity to tour Italy in an organized caravan. There are about fifteen cars in ...
... of Montalcino (Borghetto, Ruga, Travaglio and Pianello) challenge each other in an archery contest, which recalls medieval tradition. This festival is a smaller version of the biggest medieval style festival of the year in October, called the Festival of the Thrush.
Gretchen Becomes An Honorary Borghettessa
Because I learned much more about the festival I happened onto at the Borghetta neighborhood dinner (for 300 people), I will circle ...