Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... them holding up,the tower. the duomo was interesting as was the Baptistry. A singer came into the rotund Baptistry and vocalised for a few minutes which was incredible. The sound soared and then ran around the walls, coming back as quite angelic and complex. Our journey on the bus took us through countryside where there are many farms for decorative plants, many I am told are prepared years in advance for the Chelsea flower ...
... down with some lovely local chianti and fresh bread.....did i mention i'm loving the food!!!! With a little free time and wanting to avoid the shops i wandered in to the main square whose claim to fame is this is where they hold the twice yearly horse race where 10 riders and horses from 10 of the 17 regions of Sienna absolutely fang 3 laps of this square in 1 1/2 minutes to bring glory to their region. The insane bit is they do this all bareback ...
... the girls in our group-- one of them had a friend from high school who lives in Florence now so she showed us all the fun places to go in our area.
Finally a Free day! We slept in for a lot of the day and then went shopping- we looked at all the leather booths in search to find what purse or purses we want to get. I found quite a few that I want-- I also bought some leather bracelets in a few different colors. We ...
... but have ended up as tourist areas. Multicoloured, multistoried houses above the most ridiculously small harbours. Fantastic....google them for the enjoyment. Got the whole trifecta, church, castle and cemetery. Cobbled streets, stairs, shops, restaurants, photo opportunities everywhere.
The area was devasted by mud slides and floods in 2011 with the water in the narrow streets over 2 metres. Amazing ...
... you put your ticket in the ticket validating machine. The date and time is then printed on the ticket, starting the time validity of your ticket. You basically have 90 minutes on your ticket, so you could get on and off different buses within those minutes. Also everybody who gets on and off the bus says Buongiorno and Ciao ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking