Agriturismo La Fonte
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... houses many if the original sculptures of saints which originally adorned the center isle, the exit was through a very ornate chapel which housed the gift shop.
We found a cafe and had lunch before continuing. Next was the crypt, this was only discovered in 1999, it has walls completely covered in pintura a secco (dry painting) dating back to the 1200's, they were in excellent condition. Our last visit on this square was the ...
When we woke up it was very cold, the thermometer was reading 3 degrees, we put the heating on and stayed in bed until things began to warm up. I looked like my old grandmother used to, with a pashmina wrapped around my head and shoulders to keep warm. Inside the top cupboards there was a thin layer of ice, we wondered just how cold it had been overnight? Once we had eaten breakfast Les set about mending yet another ...
The drive to Sienna is only a couple of hours, the country side of rolling hills was a pleasure to drive through, we arrived just after midday, parked in camper van parking place, in Italy they are called sosta, in France they are called aires.
After lunch we walked into Sienna, about 2.7 miles to the center. The weather is cold and sunny, but there must have been some snow fall yesterday as there are small piles of it that have fallen off ...
... hotel, the Residence San Gregorio, with no problem. The girl who showed us to our room was very apologetic about her minimal English skills, but more interesting was her raspy voice - which Siân surmised was a result of a 2 pack-a-day habit. It was dark by about 5.30pm when we wandered out to the UNESCO-tagged 'historic city centre' which was quite charming with its narrow alleys, smells of cheeses and lack of touristy crowds. It also was quite cold. After some to-ing and ...
Summer Camp - Day three!
Tuesday, May 22, found us meeting Isabella at 9:30 a.m. at the family farm in Pienza for the short walk to the Hermitage site. One the way there, she stopped at a site overlooking the Val d’Orcia landscape, and spoke with emotion for about an hour on the history of the valley and the culture. Isabella is a self-proclaimed “city girl”, from Milan, who fell in love with Carlo, the farmer from ...