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Travel Blogs from Panicale
... There was no wind but the coastal breeze made it a very pleasant place to be. During the day on Tuesday a strong onshore wind came up and the complexion of the sea changed dramatically. The storm surge (there is no other name for it), has been incredible. The sea has become a raging 'washing-machine' with 2 mtrs of white water crashing onto the beach. So strong has it been that most of the beaches have been closed and sea spry is over everything. I asked one of the retailers if this ...
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
In the morning, after checking out, we drove a few miles down the road to a winery. We had a great tour and learned all about how they grow the grapes and care for them. Probably more information than I wanted to know, but Tom really enjoyed it. We then tasted several of their wines with some local food. I enjoyed this part the best. :). On the way to Montalcino we made a couple of stops. First we stopped in Cortona and walked around the town. It was a typical ...
... The Basilica contains her remains. At the end of town is The Basilica of St. Francis. St. Francis was buried on this site in 1226. The church was started in 1228 and is considered the first gothic church in Italy. Inside is beautiful, with 28 frescoes lining the walls that show scenes from the life of Francis which he used to teach the Christian message, a mix of documented history and folk legend. The courtyard overlooks a 15th century cloister that houses ...
... olive oils, balsamic, truffle, cheese and meats. After this we drove up to the walls of Assisi and walked around and had dinner. We have a 4 hour tour scheduled for tomorrow with a friend of Letizia who is a tour guide. I've been reading about the Life of St. Francis, and I'm really looking forward to learning more about him. Look for more pictures and history of Assisi tomorrow. ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility