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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 ...
... we spent the rest of our evening in the apartment, which was absolutely fine, cause who needs to walk around a city if you can see every highlight from your living room?
The next day the three of us decided to wander around the city. We started by having breakfast/lunch in a rather strange "Dracula restaurant" with worlds’ worst waiter, but surprisingly good food. The tables were covered in candle-grease, there was a TV with a video ...
Today we went to another old town called Buggio. It took about 2 hours to get there driving through some spectacular scenery.
It would be easy for me to say
read yesterdays blog but substitute Buggio for Cortona and delete the walk up the hill
but that would be cheating.
As an old Italian town it has all the usual narrow streets and alley ways, but each town has it's own uniqueness. ...
... in the history I visit the museum, which has many displays of artefacts found in archeological digs dating back to hundreds of years BC from the Etruscan era. I'm surprised as the museum is huge and includes old coins, paintings, remnants of tools and even bones and articles buried with the body, from a set of tombs discovered below the township. It fascinates me thinking about how old these items are, and the history of civilisation here. There are many items that capture ...
... but re-enact scenarios in your mind of who has been there before you and what it was like.
We found a trattoria for lunch and Mum devoured a fillet with mushroom and truffle sauce and I had penne pasta with a pork, wine and cream sauce, yummo!
The buildings are absolutely gorgeous and the views up here are amazing. I had an "Under the Tuscan Sun" moment when we came upon a real estate shop, just like the movie. Villas ...