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Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...
... with lots of outdoor restaurants in several busy Piazzas. We also drove to Le Celle of St. Francis. It was a monastery built about 1211 by St. Francis and his followers as a place to come and pray. The "cells" were big enough for a bed, table and chair. Currently there are 7 Friars who live there and practice the teachings of St. Francis. It was a beautiful place just to walk through the forest and enjoy nature. When we arrived at our bed and breakfast, the woman knew ...
Kevin got up early to go to the laundermat so we could do a little laundry. Thanks Kevin!! Had breakfast at the Trattoria owned by the same people as the hotel. It was a buffet with lots of choices. After breakfast we did a little shopping and then checked out. Off to ...
... to the Chiesa di Sant'Andrea. Its grand portico had also been sheltering people from the rain. Its iconic 12 sided bell tower separates the church from the grand 13th C building that has now become the town hall.
The weather continued to improve so wandered down a few byways and back alleys. Found Pauls birthday present. Couldn't believe how easy it was. Dropped the bag off at the hotel and then into the Cathedral of St ...
... to dad in Canada so he could call the hotel and the hotel could call the guides so the guides could pick them up (the phone number for the guide was on the biking instructions by the way). They added some extra challenge for the guide trying to find them by moving from place to place. In the end, though, we have all arrived safe and sound with one more adventure to tell stories about and another huge meal to eat in an ...
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