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We have now learnt two things about the weather in this part of Italy- it knows how to be hot and it knows how to rain.
We managed to get under way soon after 08:00. The first part of the ride was on nice quiet roads through lovely countryside up to a little way beyond the lovely hilltop village of San Gimignano. We had an elevenses stop of spinach tortillas at San Gimignano.
Some way after San Gimignano the rain started - the ...
... happy event for the locals.
This morning we went for a walk up the hill – Craig took me on the Cireglio road and then up through the back of Le Grazie and we saw some lovely homes and gardens. After breakfast and getting ready we went in to collect Terri and Paul Finn from the Pistoia Stazione. Craig was his usual interesting, expert tour guide around Pistoia, which was once again quiet because it’s Monday. We next had lunch at Locanda del Capitano ...
recommended the Ripa del Sole. Not only did we enjoy a beautiful view, we had
our first really outstanding meal in Italy. (Not counting cruise ship fare).
We were back at 10 only to discover there was a party going on in a
nearby bar and the music was blasting. Luckily nothing could keep us awake but
we were a bit concerned about the rest of our stay.
... before heading down to the rocks to watch the sunset with the locals. We got dressed up for the first time in a while and had the most beautiful view overlooking the quaint little town. At about 8pm we made our way down to the rocks for the sunset. It was a bit overcast so it wasn't the most magical subset I've seen on this trip but it was shared with great company! When we had finished our wine we headed up the cobblestone road to a few bars. That night we met ...
... amp; Pop type motels on the beach. Inland it is more modern with upscale shops and restaurants... we made this our afternoon gelato stop and walked to the water passing a group of 20 older men playing cards in what looked to be a daily game. Row after row of beach chairs and umbrellas Along with ocean breezes and clouds that cooled us off , made it a place we would like to return to next time we are in this region. Matteo drove us back to the ship as we thanked him for another fun ...