Travel Blogs from Montespertoli
... to the departure point for the tour, outside the city surrounds, an hour and half later, just in time to join our Vespa tour group. Phew!
In a matter of minutes we were helmeted up, camera attached to the front of Steve’s Vespa, and a quick practice run down the driveway and back. The rest is history.
Wow !!!!!! We had so much fun today. Our group of nine followed Tom and Jacopo (our two guides) as we made ...
... masterpiece carved from a single block of marble when the artist was only 26 years old.
We also climbed the Duomo (dome) of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore , completed in 1436, which is in fact 2 concentric domes. We skirted the inside of the interior dome getting very close to the dramatically painted ceiling by Giorgio Vasari full of pristine portraits of heaven and ghastly images of hell. Then we slipped between the domes where ...
... stage), so I ask her "What's your conspiracy theory on the deer, dear?" Italian radio is still not working for us as you can see. Even I know I shouldn't go any further with this story!
Other than that, today we visited a bunch of towns which were uneventful but all pretty in their own way, and it was a reasonably leisurely day after all of Florence all in one day! That was trying but well worth the trip (Gosh, I'd give up Florence for another week ...
... had a nice lunch. Everyone eats a big lunch (like our dinners) and then eat another big meal for dinner around 9:00 or later. Lots of food! I don’t know how they do it!
After lunch, we went to a second winery. This is a family owned business that has been in operation since 1966. It’s now run by two brothers. This winery has about 36 acres and produces about 100,000 bottles of wine (all red) ...
... the afternoon we took a drive to the lovely town of Montelupo, famous for its ceramics, only six kilometres from where we are staying. Many local families were out walking in the main street, chatting to whomever, eating gelato and just being very social. It was an amazing experience to sit and watch, and soak up the atmosphere.
What more can I say… another beautiful day in Tuscany… looking forward to tomorrow – my cooking ...
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