Hotel Il Delfino
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Cooking class and lunch! Loved the cooking class, taught by the owner and the 2 chefs. We made; Focaccia Bread Zucchini tart Pasta Ravioli stuffed with smoked ricotta and fresh ricotta with fresh tomato sauce Guinea stuffed with sausage wrapped in pancetta Chocolate soufflé Then we ate.... OMG. So wonderful!!!! Suffered by the pool the rest of the ...
... heartening, even inspiring, to note that wherever we go, when we say we are from Australia, (...damn, that took 3 attempts to even spell it correctly...hate this bloody iPad..) the look on their faces changes instantly, and suddenly they relax, and beam, and almost without exception, everyone says " oooh, one day I want to go to Australia....." genuinely....)
... boar ravioli with chocolate and rosemary...what a fabulous evening. He even delivered a jeroboam of grappa to our table, from which we poured our own shots so that we could experience this truly Italian liqueur.
One more stroll to catch the sunset from the high walls of the city ramparts, and we headed down the steep switchback to enjoy the cozy hotel bar for a bit before we turned in to read and drift off to sleep.
... 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 ...
... went next door to the butchers. We've found the most popular type of meat here is Pork which we are not used to in Australia as we rarely eat pork apart from ham and bacon every now and then. We haven't seen lamb anywhere and the isn't a lot of chicken either. The butcher had a whole chicken so we bought that and a few other bits and pieces. After that we went to the next store which was a small fruit and vegetable market. The man serving us chose all the fruit and ...