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Travel Blogs from Radda in Chianti
Among its sights, Radda has quite an interesting town hall, the Palazzo del Podestà, its facade decorated with the coats of arms of worthies of an earlier age. Radda also has a very photogenic fountain of remarkable splendour for such a small town.
On the main piazza, you'll find the Church of San Niccolò, a church of Romanesque origins that houses a venerated wooden Crucifix of the 15 C. Other sights include the "Ice House" of ...
... and I bought tickets on the spot. We were in the tour within 10 minutes. It was absolutely wonderful. This is by far the most spectacular structure I have ever seen. I really do not have time to blog right now, I have friends waiting on me to go out tonight. A guy in our room from New Mexico came in today, Channing's friend David, and a nice girl from Chile is waiting on us. I promise you will have more to read tomorrow morning.
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... the historic center was sectioned off very well so that it felt small. But Pienza was mostly known for CHEESE. Pecorino to be exact. My Achilles heel. I was a glutton and purchased like 4 separate chunks of it, plus salami, plus real balsamic vinegar to drizzle over it. It was heavenly. And sitting in the local town square, watching people pass, while eating this, was just surreal. After Anthony forced me to leave, we drove to Montalcino to go to Enoteca la Fortezza ...
... go uphill. Our original plan had been to take a bus, but because of our cash quest, that was discarded. The walk was not bad since our leg muscles have hardened (haha) and we were in the car and on the road amidst the 5 o'clock rush hour. No worries, Victorina and Bonita did a marvellous job and we were soon back in the country. Arrived back to Il Paggino about 6:30 ready to enjoy a relaxing evening.
... it to the top. Note to the nervous travelers out there: The stairs towards the end of the climb become really narrow and steep. Hold on and pray to God. If you're afraid of heights like me, this may not be for you. However, if you brave it, it's worth it. Once at the top, the views of the city and the Tuscan countryside in the distance are amazing. Since Florence is a fairly small city, you get to see it all. The hills in the ...
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