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Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
... Palmina worked at). It was the oldest winery in Italy which originally invented the famous Chianti wine. We went up to the Castello de Brolio The owners castle where we walked around the grounds and had panoramic views of the valleys below. Then we set off down to the huge winery to taste the wares. After we got home Sue had a little nap before dinner and we had our tucker in one of the local restaurants. The food was delicious but they are not so good at taking and delivering what we ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... facial growth on my arrival in Rome. St Peter had a beard and I still like the idea of having one, too.
I went to 11am Mass at the Duomo this morning. It is as magnificent inside as it is from the outside. I hope the photos I will attach to this blog entry will give you an idea of what I mean. The frescoes and intricate floor tiled images are especially noteworthy. It's at times like this, I am only too painfully aware of my inadequate ...
... cellar, who loved Lori)
La Foce (fancy garden; had coffee in amazing restaurant on hill)
Bagno Vignoni (hot springs & mill powered by water on side of cliff)
coffee in tiny ag town while local ladies gossiped inside
Castiglion de Lago (lunch and cool castle town by lake)
rode along lake single track trail
big climb up to Cortona; delicious dinner at local hot spot
... well known as a famous watering hole in the past with stunning countryside views. It's very hard to describe the how you feel walking up narrow cobbled streets just wide enough for a vehicle (pedestrians stand aside!) knowing the the buildings around you are many hundreds of years old. Inside the buildings at ground level are many small modern shops and boutiques. Further along the street at someone's front door there ...