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... in ‘12s’, meaning they could only have 12/24 or 36 priests at a time. Nowadays only 4 are left so wtf???..... Italy is having trouble attracting clergy also but this was a closed community. We saw the various cloisters and the priests had to pray in the church for 10 hours a day and then spend the other 14 hours in their rooms. Whilst quite spacious – their food was served through a little hutch. Not a life for Lina (or ...
... the land belongs to. However, now due to mechanization and outsourcing a lot of the jobs in the valley are being lost" Suddenly it strikes me that what I am seeing here is a parable of modern civilization. People abandoning their roots and a hard but sustainable way of life, living off the land in search of an easier life in the city. Then, eventually urban civilization falls apart, always at the whim of the global economy. But by this time people have lost ...
... of Il Campo, the sprawling piazza in front of City Hall, we know that lunch is close at hand. Just down the narrow alley to the left of the tower is Trattoria La Torre, a small family operated restaurant that became our favorite during our 2010 visit.
Even though the elderly owner is a bit surly, the food that follows is worth the effort. Everything we order is as good as we remember it, especially the roasted chicken ...
... are using a conventional oven rather than one fired from the volcanic rocks of Vesuvius.
The baking time is always intense and short and the temperature should be 220°C or 425°F. The pizza dough should always be placed on the upper shelves, and whilst you can cook more than one pizza base at once, they should never be placed at less than the middle. This is because heat rises and you cannot get the best heat at the bottom of an oven.
... a cherry flavored balsamic and tried it with potatoes per her instructions that night, it was belissimo! The last thing we did in Cortona was try there gelato, of course! I got a really good cookie flavored gelato paired with a cream flavor and we sat and enjoyed it on the steps. Then we went back in time to catch the 6 o clock bus and continued our journey via the train back to florence! Cortona was ...