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Travel Blogs from Chianciano Terme
Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...
... We were able to use some of what we learned in our Italian class to communicate pretty well, but it was still a little difficult. We have a nice apartment with a living area/kitchen and bedroom. There are beautiful views of the valley and the vineyards on the property. Tom had made reservations at a really nice restaurant nearby for my birthday. It was the end to a very nice day! Tomorrow we have our Tuscan cooking class,so be ready for more pictures of food! ...
Atop a volcanic butte in the Paglia River Valley is Orvieto. Spectacular from any and every angle. Vertical cliffs shoot skyward, with the city walls appearing as an extension of these cliffs. The church spires and towers strain higher still.
Since Etruscan times the high plateau on the butte has attracted settlement. Relics of their life have been found throughout the city and the necropolis at the base of the cliffs has provided ...
... over and over, of the qualifying race last night.
I will share below a video from 2011 of the Palio if you want to get a sense of what I experienced last night check it out, and that was only the qualifying races! Note, there is a horse who lost its rider...even a riderless horse can still win the race! I estimate that there had to be over 50,000 people in Il Campo. It was insane!
... he would eat it anyway! In return he put another pepper planter on the table. Maybe someone can identify what kind of pepper this is ...or we will ask. Kenny said this was the best pepper he has ever had in his life!!! Pictures will be telling of his joy. We made dinner reservation s for 730, the earliest seating. We rested for a bit and headed downstairs for dinner. It was set up very fancy with wait staff at your service for everything. It also seemed to be catering ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility