Travel Blogs from Porto Ercole
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
... We were able to use some of what we learned in our Italian class to communicate pretty well, but it was still a little difficult. We have a nice apartment with a living area/kitchen and bedroom. There are beautiful views of the valley and the vineyards on the property. Tom had made reservations at a really nice restaurant nearby for my birthday. It was the end to a very nice day! Tomorrow we have our Tuscan cooking class,so be ready for more pictures of food! ...
... The chef came out himself to ask if something was wrong with the pasta. I felt so bad!! We got our first full nights sleep last night (still waking up at 7) but were exhausted by 2:30 so we came back and took long naps before grabbing a quick dinner of pizza again. Today has been a really rough blood sugar day for me and it's left me feeling pretty crummy and worn out. Hoping I'm back on track for tomorrow, which is our last full day in Tuscany and a cooking class with Nonna. ...
... of where I fell this morning, and this one was a lot harder. I again put my left hand out and crashed to the ground, hitting my head...but thankfully had my helmet on, so no issue there. One foot came out of the clip, but my left didn't but I came out of my shoe. So, my shoe was still attached to the bike and I now had to hike up the steep hill with one shoe on, and one still on the bike. Not a great way to start or stop ...
... the views and the downhills. This area is still close enough to the sea so that you can see the water from the hilltop towns. Karen and I climbed with Gordon from NY and Jessie from Chicago. The downhills were thrilling!
Today, Karen, Gordon and I took the long way home. It began to sprinkle on us as we left the lunch town, a cute hilltop village called Capalbio. This is where left wing politicians in Italy vacation and conference. I had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool