Hotel Antica Quercia
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Yesterday and today has been wet, windy, and cold -- thunder and lightening yesterday -- so not much walking about or touristing. It is currently 3 Farenheit (48 degrees) ... Brrr. We did go to Le Celle Franciscan Hermitage yesterday (see pictures). It's a very old, but still active, monastery. The setting is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Then on to Cortona where the town was empty and most of the shops were closed. We walked ...
Buon apetito! After two days of prepping, last night we sat down to a delizioso cena! Turkey prepared in a brine, smashed potatoes (pressed through a ricer), green beans with pancetta and leeks, yams (sans marshmallows), cranberries, and biscuits -- which really confused the Italians. When they hear biscuits, they think biscotti. So we called ...
Saturday.... Let's pick more olives! Okay... I've had my fill of olive picking, and am happy to say today was it. We worked a neighbor's grove. Only 4 hours today, including the lunch break -- grilled sausage, pork, bread, cheese, and wine. Finished off with a hunk of chocolate and cherries soaked in grappa! That just about did me in. (A very strict ...
... around 4pm, because we have a 5:30pm appointment with the local olive processor. Briefly, compact machines strip the leaves, pits, skin from the olives, create a mash that is filtered, mixed with water, and then processed through a centrifuge to extract the oil. This is all really interesting. But the fun is in watching others bring in their olives and ...
... it was now 8 pm and we were take to check in and meet up with Rino and his dedicated Assistant, translator and friend Samuela. The meal featured seafood but they were very aware of my special needs and plenty on vegetarian options were given. Most notable of the seafood were the giant Mantis shrimp. After a few hours of eating and talking the night ended around midnight and we were taken back to our rooms. The National Hotel in Rimini was very ...
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