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Our Hotel is also inspiration for writers... A romantic novel has been written and set at Hotel Le Fontanelle, telling about places and people that our Guests can meet during their stay. You will find it upon arrival...Come numerous! <3
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2016-06-09
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Relax granted for this gorgeous Saturday morning... ‪#‎hotellefontanelle‬ ‪#‎heavenonheart‬
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Relax garantito in questo bellissimo sabato all'Hotel Le Fontanelle
‪#‎relax‬ ‪#‎vistamozzafiato‬ ‪#‎verdetoscana‬
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2016-06-06
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For its 10th Anniversary Hotel Le Fontanelle - Siena, Tuscany, Italy involves its Guests in a special draw of end season through its wine corks... Our Guests are so special...look at what they're writing on corks about us.... ‪#‎weloveourguests‬ <3
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Per il suo 10° Anniversario l'Hotel Le Fontanelle - Siena, Tuscany, Italy coinvolge i suoi Ospiti in una speciale estrazione di fine stagione stimolando l'estro degli Ospiti attraverso dediche che loro stessi lasciano sul tappo del vino... I nostri Ospiti sono fantastici: guardate cosa scrivono di noi sui tappi... ‪#‎amiamoinostriospitiallafollia‬ <3
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2016-06-06
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10! This is our number! Happy BDay Hotel Le Fontanelle! Happy 10th Anniversary! :)
‪#‎happyBday‬ ‪#‎happybirthday‬ ‪#‎10thanniversary‬ ‪#‎ten‬
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10! Quest'anno questo è il nostro numero. Buon 10° Compleanno Hotel Le Fontanelle! :)
‪#‎buoncompleanno‬ ‪#‎decimoanniversario‬ ‪#‎dieci‬
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2016-05-27
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Special Guest of the Year, our New 10th Anniversary Cocktail proposed by our BarLady Tamara.
It is called "Decennio 2006-2016"...it is gorgeous! Enjoy! <3
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Special Guest dell'Anno è il nuovo Cocktail creato dalla nostra BarLady Tamara appositamente per i 10 anni di Anniversario dell'Hotel Le Fontanelle.
Il Cocktail si chiama "Decennio 2006-2016"...è fantastico! <3
‪#‎bevetenetutti‬ :)
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Dear Friends,
We are finally pleased to announce that today Hotel Le Fontanelle is reopening its new 2016 Season!
Also, we take the occasion to share with you an important event:
This year Hotel Le Fontanelle celebrates its 10-year Anniversary!
...And celebrating will also be all people involved in its Story: all those who over the years, with professionalism and dedication, have made their best to ensure all Guests an authentic Experience in the spirit of the typical Italian Hospitality.
So, we are now here to say "Thanks" to all those, who let Hotel Le Fontanelle become what it is, and…this is the reason why…we also take the occasion to say a big "Thank you!" to you too, because...it is also thanks to you if we can be proud of what we are!
We thank you for having enriched us with your experiences and for having shared with us short but intense fragments of your life.
Our Story continues and we do hope you will always be part of it!
Heartfelt thanks from all of us! Emoticon heart
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‪#‎hotellefontanelle‬ ‪#‎happybirthday‬ ‪#‎10yearsanniversary‬
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2016-04-15
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We are pleased to introduce you our "best marketing tool"...PINUCCIA: the heart of Hotel Le Fontanelle! Emoticon heart
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Siamo lieti ed onorati di presentarvi la nostra PINUCCIA, il cuore dell'Hotel Le Fontanelle! Emoticon heart

http://www.hotelfontanelle.com/hotel-le-fontanelle-debuts-new-mascot-pinuccia.html

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The medieval pilgrimage route Via Francigena, which originates in France, crosses parts of Siena and can still be travelled today! 
Read more > http://bit.ly/1TbmGuV
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Underground Siena: Discover the Medieval Aqueducts “Bottini”:

Italy is the home of the Renaissance, with Tuscany attracting visitors from around the world to its frescoed churches and peerless museums. Centuries later, the past of Siena remains apparent in the architectural attractions which line its historic squares. In fact, the old roots run deep: far beneath the streets of the city, there is an ancient network of aqueducts called bottini, constructed between the 12th and 15th centuries.
The original purpose of the subterranean waterways was strategic. Like many Tuscan towns, Siena was built perched atop a hill for defensive reasons. Long before modern plumbing systems, it was not practical to access water from the rivers far below in the plain, so residents relied upon a unique method of collecting rain seepage. The water could then flow using natural forces through the underground channels to outlets in the form of fountains in public squares.

The historic bottini of Siena may be toured to this day, with advanced reservations, and when the water level is not dangerously high. Walkways follow the path of the rain water to the fountain outlets above ground. Tours are conducted by specially-skilled bottinieri, who also maintain the ancient structures. In recent decades, there has been more organized activity to coordinate necessary preservation efforts and to prevent damage from root penetration and the accumulation of debris in the channels, which could interrupt the flow of water. Volunteers are trained to relieve the overworked bottinieri to accommodate groups wishing to tour the tunnels.
There are two main branches of the bottini which can be explored as a tourist, each at a different depth. The Fonte Gaia path is more shallow, extending 15.7 kilometers; the much deeper Fontebranda path is about half the distance. There is an ongoing project to map the bottini and all of the city’s fountains. Touring the bottini of Siena is a unique way of experiencing its (literally) deep historical past.
For those who prefer to stay above ground under the Tuscan sun, it is possible to see evidence of Siena’s hidden bottini without subterranean exploration. The water that spills from a number of the city’s fountains, such as the Fonte Gaia (“Fountain of Joy”) in Piazza del Campo, comes directly from the tunnelled waterways.
Hotel Le Fontanelle has its own history based the vitality provided by water. Fontanelle means “little fountain”. Indeed, water plays an important role in health and prosperity. Along with the bottini of Siena, which contributed to the city’s flourishing, Hotel Le Fontanelle’s guests benefit from close proximity to many therapeutic natural hot springs and thermal baths.

http://www.hotelfontanelle.com/underground-siena-discover-the-medieval-aqueducts-bottini.html

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When people think of Italy, it is easy to conjure images that match the bright colors of its flag: the green of olive and cypress trees, the pure white of fresh cheeses such as ricotta and mozzarella, the bright red of tomatoes. When autumn arrives at the end of the year, Tuscany dons rich new colors. Both the landscape and the table are decked in deep shades of gold, brown and maroon. Maroon is the representative color of Hotel Le Fontanelle (not by chance the color of the red Chianti wine) and nature dresses itself for the party, with ivy leaves turning from green to a gorgeous rich red.

Fall Festivals

In Italy, one never has to wait long for a festival to bring people together in town squares for good food and artisanal exhibitions. Throughout the year, there are feast days dedicated to Catholic saints, and in the autumn these celebrations can be especially magical as the holidays approach and lights are strung above city streets. Strolling beneath the lights past the glow of homey taverns generates an inner warmth that tempers the chill in the air.

There is also plenty to celebrate in the secular domain. As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, family and friends gather to enjoy seasonal gifts of the land in the form of fall fruits like pears, persimmons and apples. Hunters enter the forests and return with wild game such as boar, the key ingredient in one of the most characteristic dishes of Tuscany, pappardelle al cinghiale. The wide flat noodles are complemented by the thick ragout of boar meat and local seasonings.

Fall Flavors

The flavors of fall in Tuscany reflect the continuing generosity of the land after the last of the summer bounty have been harvested. Many towns host festivals dedicated to chestnuts and truffles. The truffle, in particular, attracts visitors from far and wide to experience the aroma of this delicacy. Truffles are typically harvested during these months, and are highly valued considering their elusive nature. They grow symbiotically at the roots of trees such as beech, hazel, oak and poplar, and must be “sniffed out” by dogs or pigs. The earthy flavor of truffles is intense, and a small bit gives a lot of flavor. Truffle oil imparts the desired aroma one rich drop at a time.

Hotel Le Fontanelle offers a warm welcome to guests visiting during the autumn months. The jewel toned landscape is especially stunning, with grape leaves turning from green to gold, from gold to maroon. As mentioned, the maroon evokes the color of Chianti wine that is a product of those very vines, and may be enjoyed at the hotel restaurant or lounge.

http://www.hotelfontanelle.com/fall-at-hotel-le-fontanelle.html
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