Hotel I Portici
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... had the full workings of the
clock on view and we waited to see the entire mechanism spring into life
and chime the bells for 2 o'clock.
On the 7th of June we drove out to Arezzo to drop our hire car off. We
got a bit lost trying to find the hire car shop but eventually we found
it right across the road from the train station. After we dropped the
car off we spent ...
... a travel purse in leather here. Flrence's leather products were so expensive. This is real and more affordable. On our way back, we searched for a recommended cashmere goat farmer's place to look for scarves. After finally finding the driveway, we meandered through a beautiful wooded and very long and winding driveway and found ourselves in front of the pen of about 50 goats munching on a hay bale. A woman appeared, Nora from Long Island, ...
... of people though – and that’s probably part of the issue for us, we get overwhelmed by the massive crowds, and the crowded, noisy streets. Our highlights; meeting a group of kiwis from Hamilton (and talking rugby and travel experiences with them) and seeing the winner of last year’s Australian Masterchef (Julie) along with all of her family.
San Gimi was pretty cool, lots of tall towers, massive views of the countryside and cool ...
... the oldest and biggest in Italy where we got to sample dozens of amazing wines, most of which were very expensive.
The time in the winery was at times spoilt by the arrogant Americans milling about, yelling at one another who was the most knowledgeable about wine, being very rude to the staff and trying to aggressively haggle down their bill at the end. We were so angry at the yanks as we ate out ...
... seem to have a path to the lower kitchen and the garden. The upper guest bedroom - where my Aussie cousins stayed - was sweet, but had an unusual collection of spooky dolls behind glass which, over a glass of grappa, we concocted scary stories about.
Each guest bedroom also came with a cat. My tabby laid out on my pillow and made sure that I knew whose bed it really was. Upstairs, in lower Australia, the cat hide beneath the bed ...