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Check-In at Certosa di Maggiano & Siena tour

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Our alternate rental car of Alfa Romeo.
Check-In at Certosa di Maggiano:
After we found Certosa di Maggiano which wasn't easy because we forgot to take our GPS with us, we checked in and the friendly staff showed us our rooms. It is definitely an advantage if you travel along with a hotel review journalist ;-).
After changing clothes we used the pool to calm down a bit after the long travel. Snacks and drinks were served at the pool. As we cooled down a bit we decied to go to Siena for a short "sightseeing tour" and having an ice-cream there.

Siena:
Siena is a historical city with modern impressions as every city in the globalized world.
Just enjoy all the pictures below to get an impression!

The best dinner I've ever had:
After returning to the hotel at arround 8 p.m. we went to the hotel restaurant "Il Canto" which is situated in the inner courtyard of the historic building. The chef served 7 meals. Every single one tasted definitely great with incredible combinations of herbs, fish and meat and unusual ways of preparing the food. Furthermore sitting outside during a nice eve temperature in this ambience let's the food taste even better. If you have the possibility to stay in that area, really try this out!

After our extensive meal we played a short billiard game against each other, had a coffe to finish and then went to bed.
What a great experience.
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Arrival at Siena airport was on time. The flight was smooth and unspectacular. After arrival we took a taxi cab which took us to the car rental station in the city of Siena. There the problem started.
Our booking which has been confirmed by e-mail seemed to be lost anywhere in the world wide web. The result of more than 1,5h of discussion with the car rental staff and telephoning with the car rental HQ was, that the requested VW passat was not availible for us. As alternate they offered us a Alfa Romeo which was okay as well but they tried to increase the price. In this case it is important to speak Italian fluently.

After we have received our car our journey to Certosa di Maggiano started.
Our alternate rental car of Alfa R…
Our alternate rental car of Alfa …
Walking from our parking-site into…
Walking from our parking-site int…
Torre del Mangia at the Piazza …
"Torre del Mangia" at the "Piazza…
Once again the crowed Piazza del C…
Once again the crowed Piazza del …
Walking along the tight shopping s…
Walking along the tight shopping …
The cathedral of Siena. Great arch…
The cathedral of Siena. Great arc…
... definitely impressing. That to…
... definitely impressing. That t…
Siena Hotels & Accommodations review
Built in 1314 the Hotel Certosa di Maggiano is a very historic building which was used for meditation and for prayers in past times. The building is c… read entire review
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