Hotel Corsignano - Pienza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 were blessed that Rick and Donna brought the Colorado sunshine to Florence with them! Yesterday we walked 10 miles showing them the main highlights of the old city. Last night we made chili (Donna brought me the beans and seasoning) which we took to our church's International Dinner at Erik and Clair's apartment. 31 people from all over the world attended. This morning we took a bus about 1 hour south of Florence ...
... Ate more gelato myself (had Bueno in it, which is a popular candy bar in europe, sort of like twix).
Went to the siena cathedral, sat outside it and stared at it for a while but didn't go in (too.. many.. churches..). Saw a kid's clothing store named "Original Marines". It had an american flag as its logo, appeared to be a popular chain. First Sergent Major, now Original Marines. So weird. Probably going to see stores ...
... br> We walked down to town to find a spot for our picnic lunch. No picnic table in sight for us, but there was a closed restaurant with its table and chairs still outside so we made ourselves comfy!
Back to Pienza later this afternoon and we arrived just in time for the pecorini cheese judging competition. Any one could judge so Phil seemed like a good candidate! They gave him a cardboard box with six cheeses, each in a separate labelled container. He had to taste each and rate it ...
... for more biking in the days to come. A few of us, experienced the additional bonus of touring the agricultural areas of Italy and communicating with farmers. (Turns out reading the directions provided by the guides is really difficult - even if you're a teacher-librarian). The day ended with a tour of a pecorino cheese factory and a cheese tasting. ...