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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... has it or if it is just given an honourable mention. I have come to realize... it really doesn't matter since our favourite restaurant so far didn't have either!
After a bite (or more) to eat we walked the grounds and discovered many kinds of fruit trees including passion fruit and papaya and of course there were also olives. We found a small chapel, a rose garden with a lovely fountain, a beautiful pool overlooking the ...
... to check with a nearby cabbie as whether we were in a permitted parking spot. Not even close. Not only was it a permit only spot, but cars are not permitted to enter the centre of town. We also discovered later, when relating the adventure to our tour guide, that there are cameras in town to catch those flaunting the no car rule and in order to issue the hefty 80euro fine. We are hoping our rented Skoda with Austrian tags is too much trouble to find. A GPS is a fickle ...
... took me to the city and to the hotel where I was met by the owner of the hotel who said he would not have room in his hotel but will put me in the new hotel he had just bought. So he put my bags in a taxi and we went to this beaut place, with an elevator, and then I crashed...
The next day I caught the train to Florence and met up with my sisters, Dymph (Dymphina) ...
... about $5 per ticket for travel agent fees).
Italy has multiple types of trains (high speed, express medium speed, local medium speed, slow speed, and probably a few more). Italy also has a very good regional bus system (generally if you are not traveling too far). That gave us a choice of several ways to get to_Siena from_Naples. The two that looked promising were medium trains that required several changes of train, and high speed train to_Florence with a bus ...
... closer to Il Campo, the crowds were larger, and people were congregated outside of bars having aperitivo--many with the flags of their Siena neighborhood (the horses in the race represent different areas, called contradas, of the city) wrapped around their necks. Apparently the neighborhood rilvalries get extremely heated and lively around Il Palio. We entered Il Campo and saw many people in the center lining the railing of ...