Podere SS. Annunziata II
Travel Blogs from San Vincenzo
... 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. ...
... the pool like "little schoolgirls" Jeffrey commented. So much fun has been had.
Sadly Jeffrey leaves us on tuesday for London, then off to Paris and then Berlin.
So dear friends we do hope that you are keeping warm and we are sending loads of Elban sunshine into your lives.
Until the next time , we are afraid that Claudia has befriended Noddy and Big Ears and so they are threatening to invade our space in the village. Can you believe it? Mmmmmmmmmm
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.
... a golf ball and Steve found a cute little owl. There was a second hand Louis Vuitton bag which I thought Steve would get for Mel, but alas, sorry Mel, it was nice but still too pricy at €150. We noodled around and I would of bought **** loads if I was home,, we had beer and nibbles and watched people and just had a quiet day. It rained a little and we had coffee and then headed back home. We got soaked going home as it poured down and we got lost trying to find ...
... we instead laid in our beds and played the picnic game, the one you usually play in long car rides, until we fell asleep.
Saturday. Woke up nice and early and the bus took us to Florence. We started with a walking tour of the city. Beautiful city that is the perfect image of Italy. We saw the Cathedral Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, which is the third biggest church in the world. It was huge, had a huge dome on top and ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet