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... becomes a little scary. So we found a tourist information center that helped lead us in the right direction and we showed the bus driver the address of the hostel and he yelled out to us when we needed to get off. So we were close, but we still weren't there yet. So started to walk, we walked for about 200 meters and then turned around and walked 400 meters the other way. After about 20 minutes of walking I went into a hotel and asked, we were going the right way the ...
We left Ancona after a delicious biologica, fresh farm breakfast and drove to Perugia. This was the 3rd time in 2 days that I had actually driven into Perugia, but this time at least I had meant too!!
Being Sunday and lunch time everything was closed apart from the café's and restaurants and by the window shopping we did, this was a good thing for us.
What a great place. It is a walled city and predominately known ...
... eight wine tastings. There were stalls set up everywhere with the different producers showing off their wines and talking about them and giving out the tastes and punching cards. It was amazing. None of the wines I tried had any bitterness in them whatsoever. I even got to try a special reserve wine from 1995 that was golden brown. It was fabulous, and we were all in a GREAT mood on our way home.
While I think I've rambled enough, I want to add a few more ...
... stop, we then pressed on to Montefioralle. A small hamlet in the Tuscan hills with historic fortress like walls still standing since 900AD. I was surprised with how quiet it all was. Actually our whole Tuscan experience today is as if we are one of three or four families travelling through the area. Makes driving the narrow streets easier and no crowds wherever we stop.
In Montefioralle being 3pm we were looking for lunch. ...
... to the Duomo of Siena. That was beautiful of course. Lastly, we did what have loved to do throughout this entire trip which is SHOP! They had a lot of boutiques in this city and we also found a cosmetic store called Kiko! One of the many things I liked about Siena was the sense of community in this city. Also, in this city, they hang a black flag whenever someone dies and likewise when a baby is born, a pink or blue ribbon is hung from the flag. There are a host ...
Other places to stay in Siena
Strada Statale Cassia Sud 175, Siena | 1 star villafrom $99
Via Scacciapensieri 10, Siena | 4 star villafrom $136
- My private villa
- Fabulous -- service and atmosphere
- Dreadful, overpriced
Strada del Lucherino, 31, Siena | Villafrom $89
Strada di Vallerano, 33, Siena | Villafrom $66
Strada di montechiaro, Siena | Villafrom $79
strada di montechiaro, Siena | Villafrom $79
Strada Comunale di Catignano 25, Siena | Villafrom $133
- A Hidden Gem
- Our Amazing Wedding
- Beautiful Setting but a few reservations......
Via Tufi 64, Siena | Villafrom $145