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... and shrubs. There are around 20 hens and ducks pottering about, the cockerels are noisily crowing trying to out do each other, one of these is the biggest I have ever seen! We went for our walk in the rain, passing the local thermal spa hotel, where at a price you can enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and treatments. The farms seem to mostly be growing cabbages and cauliflowers in various colours and varieties. The area is flat ...
... in for some "hair raising" moments. My learning to drive on a manual has paid dividend so many times. Skills you obviously don't loose as it has been years since I have driven a manual. This dear little Fiat has performed magnificently, taking the "double-shuffles" in its wake!
Phillip did enjoy the spectacular views and it was a great decision to take that route.
There was another blessing waiting on the other side of the mountain!
Dearest Friends and Fam-- NORM here. Well, as many of you know, even though I have a hotsy-totsy Masters degree in English, blah, blah, I am also a HUGE "Twihard" ("Twilight" fan.) Some literary types get all stick-up-their-butt about popular, YA (Young Adult) fantasy novels, but I love them, for one simple reason: they're FUN. Just a word in my defense: "Twilight" is a four-novel series that features two main characters who fall in ...
... when it felt like they were trying to scrub my skin off, before attempting to drown me by throwing massive quantities of water at me!!!
After staying the night in a sparse but comfy room I head towards Arezzo, where the monthly Antique Market is held, and while I'm there the Saracen Joust is being held...so I'm really looking forward to seeing a Medieval festival, and perhaps some flag throwing (which I've only seen in movies). The jousting is an ancient game of ...
It's hard to capture the expanse, size and beauty of the gardens, so in the bookstore on the way out, I take a photo of an aerial shot which you can see the entire estate.
Leaving the villa I drive back through the famous region of the Val d'Orca, which is simply spectacular as everywhere you look are picture postcard views, and it's easy to understand why so many people are drawn here.
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Localita Terme 1, San Casciano dei Bagni | 5 star hotelfrom $335