Agriturismo La Gavina
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... but maybe that is normal at this time of year?
Alongside the road we have seen vines, olives, sunflowers (gone over and presumably ready to harvest) and maize. There have been lots of little (and some not so little) lizards on the road - they peer up at us approaching and then scarper sharpish.
The roads have been much quieter today, which was nice.
The route taking in the hilltop towns was ...
... singing in Italian, and English. Simon & Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair featured as did a number of Irish folk songs. After this, we walked the streets again. Lots more 'bits' happening in different piazzas. Then, a parade of White costumed girls & guys,.. followed, a bit later, by a parade of 'Satan and his concubines',.. all in red costumes. Lots of food stalls,.. and lots more entertainment. The craft offerings up in the old town were a cut above those on offer ...
... stew, which was so think and rich, my mum had a beautiful piece of veal, and I had homemade flat pasta with wild boar meat sauce- just perfect.
After we checked in we drove into the biggest village nearby - Greve on Chianti - what a great town. Probably the highlight was going into this most amazing butchers shop, well if you can call it that- it-has been running since 1729. Complete with an underground cheese shop, multiple cold hams hanging ...
... but it has been impossible for my friends to find iced coffee here so they were very happy. Next they told us about a family style restaurant where they ate the night before. They pointed us in the direction and before we knew it we were being served a delicious antipast dish, tomatoes, mozzarella, fried zucchini, bruschetta and turkey (first time we've had turkey in Italy!). Then, the chef prepared his choice of 2 pastas, I was nervous because ...
... with a fantastic view of the Torre del Mangia and I showed Jimmy how to really be hungry as I ordered and subsequently powered down the region's specialty a Florentine Steak (which happened to be 1.2 kilograms or 42.3 ounces!) Definitely in the top two greatest steaks that I have ever had second only to Peter Luger's in NY.
We eventually met up with our friends on ...
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