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Today was planned to provide some much needed respite to some tired feet. We jigsawed the luggage into the car, and off we went. Our first stop was the currently-under-construction temple in northeastern Rome. I was hoping it would be further along, but since the 2 spires are still under construction we didn't bother to turn around after I missed the turn off.
We headed north, planning to drive through the Tuscan hills to Siena, then on to spend ...
There was so much packing to do, as you can imagine, we have collected a few things along the way, Laurie made me dispense with a few things since I have had a little retail therapy! All is good though and we managed to squeeze everything in. Gea, our landlord, came around for a farewell drink, after she left we went into "Antica Enoteca" in via della Croce near the Spanish Steps for a pasta and a bottle of Nero d'Avola, yum, an early night, we have a big day ...
Rosso di Montelpulciano is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot grapes. Eat with food and
drink soon. It is a classic everyday wine. We tasted a 2013.
Nobile de Montepulciano is 80% Sangiovese and 20% local wines. Very good years were
2004, 2007, 2010 and 2012. The best ...
After the culinary excesses of the previous night, it was (out of necessity) a late start today. When Siân reported her 'status' to her dad when he called this morning, he was not in the least sympathetic and said "Self-inflicted pain is always the worst." We did a slow walk through the walled town centre with its multitude of narrow alleys between stone buildings, and magnificent views of the Tuscan countryside at the end of most of these alleys. Besides ...
... 2 bedroom apartment, on the top floor (penthouse if you wish!!) of a 16th century palace right near the centre. This would be the perfect spot to be based for a week or two and explore from here, but its booked solid and I'm lucky to even get these few days.
So I settle in, change (pleated emerald green chiffon skirt, white top and silver and green chandelier earings) and head to the Osteria L'Acquacheta...a very well known restaurant here. Usually ...