Park Hotel Chianti
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... as darkness was setting in. The first half of the trip was through semi-industrial area and on the autostrade, so not much to see, but after the it was like something from a book. Huge fields of sunflowers were beautiful, and of course the patchwork of vines and olive trees. The roads were no narrower than in the UK, but took a while to adjust given you're on the wrong side! The B&B is beautiful. We have a large corner room on the first floor of ...
... going in the sun and heat, especially when it started to go uphill! We were definitely away from the tourists up here.
We were glad to get back down by the river and stopped immediately to get a drink. Lyn paid 6 euros for his beer and I paid 4 for a lemon soda and we sat outside a restaurant watching the world go by. We were going to eat there, but I had spotted a little local eating spot just opposite so decided to go there instead; result? Beer ...
... italian man on a circuitous route half way across Florence...oh ya, it was POURING rain. We stopped multiple times to talk to his friends or make a purchase at the local apothecary. Eventually we made it to his office where we payed for our four nights.
Long story short, we are now in our apartment which has a kitchen, living room, and a view of the Duomo. We have enjoyed our first Tuscan dinner and are looking forward to a good day of sight seeing.
Bow tie pasta with zucchini, shell pasta with creamy broccoli sauce, gnocchi with vegetable sauce, corkscrew pasta with ragu, and gnocchi with spicy red sauce.
Strawberry cheese cake, Blueberry cake, Chocolate cake, and Tiramisu
The names are not very fancy because this is the English version; no menu to copy the Italian names from.
We had a bottle of mild local Chianti wine throughout dinner ...
... too darn hot to move. By sunset, we put on our Sunday best (in our case clean t shirts) and went out in the evening light to take pictures. Riley finally had a chance to wear her fancy new dress that she got for her birthday. We enjoyed having a rest day and we should probably plan more of them into our trips in the future!