Castello di Leonina Relais
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Today we packed up and our villa in Chiusi to begin our next journey to Florence. We decided to stop on the way at a town called Montepulciano, a beautiful place where a scene form one of my favorite movies was filmed..... New Moon! So off we went, stopping a church just outside the town, which was not only gorgeous but has a spot in the centre of the church where if you clap it echoes many times. The boys thought this was pretty cool (I'm sure ...
Saturday morning in Tuscany began with a leisurely breakfast followed by a trip to Siena for a bit of exploring. We decided to take a more conventional approach and parked at the stadio, walking into the cobbled streets and laneways. There is, of course, a fortress and Siena, like most notable Italian towns is built up on a hill. The streets stretch out like fingers from the main Piazza del ...
... leader voice...told Hillary she was done for the day. Luckily all parts were in tact, save for missing skin in place on her elbow and leg.
Ken told about one of the large hills that they went up during the last leg. It was a long word that began with a "T" and he couldn't pronounce it (big surprise...we didn't pronounce most things well). So, he nicknamed it the "twerking" IT(aly) hill.
Ken and the rest of ...
... sauted zucchini and pasta. All was good,
but since I had some projects still to work on, I only had a half glass of
wine. We all ate on the outside picnic table, then turned off the lights and
watched the fireflies light up the night for a bit before I had to return to
work. So my very first real meal in Italy is cooked by an Australian!
I do have a few photos but it started getting too dark so
not too much to see below ...
... in a cool place for 6-10 years or even more if it is a high star harvest. The wine tasting consisted of everyone sitting at a table with a setting of one glass each and a plate for breads/local salami. Since the all the wines were from the same grape, there was no need for additional glasses. There is a wine from Montalcino that is sometimes referred to as a "little Brunello". This would be the "Rosso di Montalcino" wine. It's grapes are still ...