Residence Borgo degli Olivi
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... much of the day...
We had a lovely light lunch at a restaurant on the beach - there are about 10 along the 500m of the little bay where we are, and then tonight......"Will we eat-in, or out.....? " "Ummm....I'm not hungry yet, so, let's just go for a walk and see what we find....." ( It's 20.00....)
... beautiful village and well-deserving of its tourist popularity.
It is hard not to miss the Pinocchio puppets that hang in virtually every shop doorway in many of these Tuscan villages. It took us a minute to realize that, of course, the names Pinocchio and Geppetto must be Italian! A quick search of the origins of the Pinocchio story confirmed this: it was written by Florentine author Carlo Collodi in the early 1880s and set ...
... known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae. It was an interesting place, and we spent some hours there. It is very old. The Church of San Francesco was closed but we did manage to get insude St Michele Church, another very ancient building. It was begun around 1259 and has been added to and restored many times since.
On a whim we decided to head over to Cecina, a seaside town to the west of Volterra. It is no ...
... I thought going to school on Lake Michigan was bad. Apparently, it gets worse. I felt like I would go flying right over the cliff if I stepped too much out into the open. Very pretty city nevertheless.
For the final stop of the day, we stopped in Pienza to relax and stay for the night. Built as the "ideal city," Pienza is another one of the mountain cities of Tuscany. It has been praised an the perfect example of urban architecture and I see why. The city was ...
... quite the lucky 'bloke' because he was staying literally right across from Il Duomo. We sat down, caught up and ate some ice cream. It was great seeing him again and looking back, also a little strange since we not only saw him in Florence, but also in Rome, Genoa, and San Remo...basically almost everywhere we went in Italy. We wandered around the city after parting ways, then headed back to the campsite to cook up an amazing dinner for us, me in the ...