Hotel Il Pellicano

Localita Sbarcatello, Porto Ercole, Tuscany, 58018, Italy | 5 star hotel
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Leaving Tuscany, Heading to Sicily

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 14, 2014

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After eating our last breakfast on our porch with the beautiful Tuscan view, we packed up and headed towards Montepulciano. Tom had made a reservation for a tour of the Avignonesi winery and a wine lover's lunch. It was an interesting tour. They are an organic vineyard and we learned how they put cow manure into cow horns and bury them for one year, then use it as fertilizer for the grapes. We learned how they planted some grapes in different ...

More Tuscan Adventures

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 13, 2014

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We began the day going to mass at Abbey Sant Angelo, a 12th century Abbey near Montalcino. We knew that the mass would be sung by monks in traditional Latin Gregorian chants. It was beautiful sitting in that old church listening to the music echo all around us. After church we drove to San Gimignano. This is a town famous for its towers. The town walls were built in the 13th century. Of the original 72 towers, only 14 survive. There were ...

Adventures in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 12, 2014

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We began the day by driving back into the Umbria region to the town of Castiglione del Lago which is on Lake Trasimeno, a large lake on the Umbria Tuscany border. The plan was to rent bikes and ride about 20 km to another town on the lake, then take a ferry back. We finally found the bike trail. It was fairly flat, but after a while the signs had the trail continue on a very busy two lane road. We tried it, ...

A Taste of Tuscany

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 11, 2014

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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 ...

Italian Birthday Adventures

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 10, 2014

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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 ...

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