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Day 3 & the 3 musketeers set off for the last day of our bike trip. A great downhill ride with magnificent views once again. The tour took us right through the centre of town before reaching our hotel at about 2.30 pm. Loved it but glad to be off the bike! Enjoyed a well deserved bottle of prosecco to celebrate the challenge of our ride. So proud of us all Tomorrow sees us headed for Torino (Turin) via fast train from Firenze (Florence) to start our cheese tour on ...
Siena was amazing! It looked just as we imagined the region of Tuscany would, with lots of farms on the countryside and cities with lovely Tuscan style. Sasha's friend, Emma, is studying in Siena, and we had the pleasure of having her guide us through the twisting streets. We witnessed the celebration of the winning "contrada," which is like a neighborhood. ...
... then took the van to the next town, Pienza. The town was a perfect Tuscan town with outstanding views, small cheese/leather and other shops. We had a light lunch and window shopped through this charming town. After enjoying the views, we headed home in the van. The evening started with wine tasting at our hotel which is a winery staffed by women. We saw the fabrication and even crates of ...
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There is a plethora of hill-top towns throughout Italy. Some are well prepared for tourists and others are in their raw state having survived many 100's of years. We were interested in the latter and had set time aside to visit them but decided that getting to Rome was more important so we wouldn't have to trim our plans too much at the end of the trip.
The autostrada ...
- Drank again (this would be my third time being drunk in a 24 hour period)
Our last night in Cortona was a very special one. This morning we bid adieu to our tour group and jumped the train for Rome. Made it to our very glorious hotel (roof top patio with an amazing view of the Vatican!!) and enjoyed another spectacular meal. You would think by now I would be tired of this outrageous wine and non ...