Hotel Le Macinaie - Monte Amiata
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... and truffles. After filling ourselves again, we started to head back to the farmhouse. On the way back, we passed a winery and decided to stop and have a tasting. Tenimento Andreucci is a small but beautiful winery with delicious Super Tuscans, white wine, olive oil and an adorable 4-month old Pyrenees Mastiff who loved Brian and slobbered all over him. Dinner was in the small town of Sarteano. We arrived early to explore only to learn that everything ...
... which the town is built. The Etruscans settled this area which sits on a very large series of peaks that they connected to form a walled fortress. When the Etruscans fell to to the Romans, they were pretty much wiped out. As we have seen everywhere, the Romans just built right over the ruins. The caves Pozzo Della Cava we are visiting were covered by the Roman building and not discovered until a remodel project on the current restaurant in the 1980’s. The ...
... compared to our home in Brisbane, and I do enjoy our little 'home'.
I do 'pink' jobs and David does 'blue' ones.
Italy is good and bad - warm, cheap, a bit scruffy, but welcoming.
Seeing so much old, beautiful and interesting things, and a variety of places.
Favourite places? : Positano, Capri, San Gimignarno.
Today we bicycled alongside Lake Bolsena, to the old town (so many of them perched on hilltops and so old and ...
... by this time we had seen much of the town. By the time we were done we went home for a rest before heading back out for dinner. We found many of the restaurants to be quite expensive and our huge breakfast plus the heat had neither of us particularly hungry so we got some slices of pizza and a small chocolate bar from the supermarket. we settled in for the night deciding to pack in the morning since we didn't leave till 11.
Lovely little town here, looking forward to ...
... checked out the lovely square with the Italian men chatting away. loved Orvieto. Well worth going to.
Then we headed on to Civita de Bagnoreigo, 15 minutes away. Wow. This tiny town which again was built in Etruscan era is built like a little island on its tiny little hill. Unfortunately it is known as a dying town as the sides of the hill have been slipping and the ...