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... again – just like one we took in 2008.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
So this morning we set out for our very favourite Tuscan town Siena. It is half an hour from Ambra so easy to get to BUT we did get a little lost and then finding a park proved to be very tricky, once again due to the deadly red & white Italian circle which stands for Zona Traffica Limitata – so we needed to avoid getting a fine. Eventually we parked at the Railway Stazione and ...
... s house for a rest and we tried these Castagna Slices – made of chestnut flour, sultanas and rosemary – sounds strange but they were yummy. Then we went out – finally around 8pm to a restaurant in the country area a bit nearer to Ambra – it was called PERBACCO. Silvia hadn’t booked so when 8 of us showed up they did make us wait. However the meal was delicious although very late. Another great day – feeling ...
... intention. Aldo confirmed that Italy remembers end of First War on 4th November and hence the service.
Like at home, each child read some lines from a prearranged script, showing their respect and the whole service was over in about twenty minutes. Shaking of hands, Italian kisses for each young school girl, one on each cheek, by Mayor, then they dispersed.
We just happened to be there, it was lovely.
... the important travel route--Via Francigena (more on that later). Its on to the World Heritage Site Pienza for lunch & a stroll around. It's a very interesting place. Called the "touchstone of renaissance urbanism", it was a planned community built over the course of about 5 years in the mid 1400's on an old village site. It was the first use of urban planning techniques that later spread throughout Europe. Many of the techniques are still employed today. Now its off ...
... also set down a side of sliced apples and a small bowl of olives. Even though we find it hard to finish this wonderful antipasta, Lynda and Kat can still walk across the small restaurant to the desert counter where they find slices of chocolate cake and apple pie.
Since we’re not hiking the next day we have the opportunity to return to the Fiaschetteria Italiana for lunch. Staff greet us as old friends ...
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