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klb
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Siena-hotels-center city

Post by klb » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:42 pm

Can anyone rec a hotel in Siena in the main center?
Thank you.

Roby
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Post by Roby » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:03 pm

Karen,

I am not sure of your budget but here you go.

Palazzo Bruchi B &B
Owners Mariachristina and her daughter Camilla
Prices range from 65 euros - 130 euros a night.
Elevator
Via Pantaneto, 105
Take Banchi di Sotto until it turns into Via Pantaneto. It is located on the left, just before the Church of Saint Giorgio
Tel. /Fax 0577-287-342
www.palazzobruchi.it

When are you going to Siena? Are you going to study again?

Roby

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Grazie mille Roby

Post by klb » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:05 pm

Roby,

THank you for the wonderful B&B. I have emailed for reservations and I am waiting to hear. Yes, once again I'm going to study Italian at Saena Iulia. I believe I am the slowest learner on earth!! I forget everything and I feel as though I've hit a wall, so to speak. Maybe I'm too old to pick up a language, although I couldn't learn in high school either. THe one thing I have going for me is PERSISTENCE and a love for Italy and all things Italian. I will be studying for 2 weeks.
Thanks again,
Karen

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Re: Grazie mille Roby

Post by Roby » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:12 pm

klb wrote:Roby,

THank you for the wonderful B&B. I have emailed for reservations and I am waiting to hear. Yes, once again I'm going to study Italian at Saena Iulia. I believe I am the slowest learner on earth!! I forget everything and I feel as though I've hit a wall, so to speak. Maybe I'm too old to pick up a language, although I couldn't learn in high school either. THe one thing I have going for me is PERSISTENCE and a love for Italy and all things Italian. I will be studying for 2 weeks.
Thanks again,
Karen
Karen ,
You're welcome. When are you going? Roby

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Post by disegno » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:23 pm

Ciao Karen, posso raccamandare Palazzo Ravizza. Siamo stati due volte e ci piace. È molto vicino il Duomo e ha una vista meravigliosa e un bel giardino. Buon viaggio! http://www.palazzoravizza.it/
Chi canta a tavola e fischia a letto e' matto perfetto.

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Thanks Melissa & Roby

Post by klb » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:52 pm

ROby,

THe B&B will possibly be closed as the owner is pregnant and due end of APril, so she is renting day to day.
Melissa,

I have emailed your lovely hotel and am waiting to hear.

I will be leaving for Italy April 23 for 3 weeks (2 in school)

I'm hoping for a breakthrough, my poor mind is like a sieve, can't remember a thing. I do think the grammar is getting too difficult for me and the only way I will be able to learn is by living there. For now only a few weeks but maybe in the future I can stay longer.
THanks again,
Karen

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Post by Roby » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:51 pm

Karen,

I am sorry the the B&B will possibly be closed. I hope that Melissa's hotel works for you.

Here is a hotel site similar to hotels.com for Siena.
http://www.hotel-rates.com/italy/siena/

Here is a link to helpful information when travling in Italy.
http://impariamo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14829#14829

Roby

P.S. I sent you a PM

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Post by Roby » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:01 pm

Karen,

Here are some helpful tips on Siena

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Eu ... .html#tips
Roby

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Post by Roby » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:33 pm

Karen,

I sent you another PM---PRIVATE MESSAGE=PRIVATE MAIL BOX
Roby

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Post by Roby » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:57 pm

Here is another site on Siena

http://www.novamedia.it/sienall/siena.htm

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Post by Roby » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:47 pm

Here is another tip...

Fly into Florence if possible. Next, take the bus not the
train from there as it is quicker and the bus station in Siena is right in
the center while the train is far outside and would require a bus or
taxi. The bus station in Florence is across the street from the train station.
You will need to take a bus from the airport.

Roby

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Siena

Post by klb » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:55 pm

Thanks Roby for all your help.
Karen

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Post by Roby » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:14 pm

Here are some Cybercafe in Siena

Internet Train
email: sienaweb@fionline.it
The most popular Internet Point in Siena
Phone: ++39 0577 247 460, Fax: ++39 0577 247 460
54,Via Pantaneto, Siena, ITALY

Bar Sport
V. Mencattelli 24
Montepulciano (SI)
t.0578.758727 = 2 PC

Internet Office Center
V. Cecco Angiolieri 51 (SI)
t.0577-217830 = 8 PC

Cyber Pub
Via Pasubio Chiusi Scalo (SI) = 2 Mac

Il Barroccio
Pzza Libertà 23
Casole D'Elsa (SI)
t.0577 948603 = 2 PC

Roby

Free Internet Access at Libraries
In many places internet access is free at public libraries with, on average, a 30 minute time limit. . Ask the hotel desk where the local library is located. So rather than waste a lot of money in an internet cafe or on an expensive phone card you may want to go to a public library instead.
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Post by Roby » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:17 pm

Places to dine in Siena

Osteria Enoteca- Sotto le Fonti in Siena. The address is Via Esterna Fontebranada, 118.
www.sottolefonti.it.

Make sure to taste the Pumpkin Ravioli and the Wild Boar. They also perfectly pair the wines for you and your meal. Their hospitality is superb!

Ristorante Guidoriccio
Via G. Dupre 2.

The food was fresh, homecooked and delicious. You are treated like family and A bonus was that the food was also a good value.
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Post by Roby » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:20 pm

Rick's Florence & Tuscany 2007 Guide Book will be a very helpful book Karen

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