Hotel Le Macinaie - Monte Amiata
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... actually tricky work. Luckily they called all of us volunteers in after about an hour ,when the first oil started flowing ............
The family that own Il Fontanaro -the Pinellis, are fantastic hosts. They put on a wonderful harvest celebration at the mill. Home made bread was toasted over an open fire for the first oil to dribble all over. It is amazingly green, quite breath-takingly pungent and peppery. We drank their Pinelli sagrantino ...
... is also home to a thriving glass blowing industry. In 1292 the rulers of Venice decreed that all glass blowing was to move to the island of Murano, as this was a way to protect the city from burning from fires in the glass workshops. The artists became virtual prisoners to their craft as the Venetians attempted to keep a monopoly on glass making and the blowers, under pain of death, were kept permanently on the island. However, aided by ...
... good, and we have been back a few times to purchase !!!
According to the gossip going around Panicale ,Patrizia Lamborghini has just sold the whole property - Winery and golf course to a large multinational company ( apparently from China )and their are big plans to develop and update. Just Hope the uniqueness of it will be retained and developed.
Ciao for now ..... Fabio and Rosalinda xxxxx
Thankfully, after Thursday's deluge, we have had no further thunderstorms or heavy rain. From early morning, we have had sunshine pretty much throughout the last couple of days and been content to stay close to 'home', strolling around the town, reading, puzzling and the odd afternoon nap. David also got in a couple of bike rides up the mountain, which was too steep for me. Yesterday we returned to Corsini's, the bakery in ...