Hotel I Due Cigni
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Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...
... with lots of outdoor restaurants in several busy Piazzas. We also drove to Le Celle of St. Francis. It was a monastery built about 1211 by St. Francis and his followers as a place to come and pray. The "cells" were big enough for a bed, table and chair. Currently there are 7 Friars who live there and practice the teachings of St. Francis. It was a beautiful place just to walk through the forest and enjoy nature. When we arrived at our bed and breakfast, the woman knew ...
... outside the city walls. Quite pleasant till the rain started! Fortunately, we weren't too far from Porta Maggiore, so were able to re-enter the city. No umbrella so I'd been hugging the walls till we found a cafe, and just in time, as the heavens opened. It poured and hailed.....shades of Ronda! Rather enjoyed sipping coffee and watching poor unfortunates dash through the rain.
Once the rain reduced to a slight drizzle, ...
... the top wasn't so bad. I would stop and look at all the shop : there is an enormous amount of wine shops, wine tasting shops, and a few wineries. I visited one : vino Contucci..walked through and had a talk with one of the staff - bought a bottle of course (17€). I have to think about my luggage and having room for all this stuff. I had a pasta dinner - Pozzpo di Pulcinella - with wine (13.6€) and then down the streets to home by ...
... streets is a delight. And we are so relieved to be "out in the country" and enjoying life in a small village.
Shirley had her first gastronomical experience with truffles – a pasta and truffle mushroom dish that was absolutely delicious! She is now hoping to bring home truffles.
Tuesday, Oct 8
A day spent roaming Montepulciano, a community high on a hill settled in the second century with five ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking