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Our 5 days in Tuscany have come to an end. Farewell meal the night before at our restaurant of choice in Radda in Chianti (Le del Chianti) and had one of the best Italian meals I have ever had! We will part company with Neil and Christine for a week before joining up again in Sicily. Early rise and off to Florence to catch a train to Roma. Only 1 hour 20 minutes and we were in Roma. Hurling along at speeds up ...
... us with his Tuscan cooking and cooked a warm and hearty soup with carrots, fennel, onions, porcheta and some other Tuscan pork delicacy (we couldn't figure out what it was called). He says its his famous Tuscan vegetable soup from his winter, meat collection. No vegetarians here!
Now we are relaxing with vino and lemoncello! Our Italian is getting better! Grazie Milione from your humble Turisti!
Until tomorrow, Jason and ...
... superba e fiera...
They made no mention of this, but I'm pretty certain they are asking Saint Catherine to bless their rider with a win in the upcoming race. :)
We also visited the Duomo in Siena. My favorite part of this Duomo was the library housing old Choral Books. These were huge manuscripts that had been done by hand. They made my heart skip a beat - or two... To think of some monk sitting over these ...
... where as
Penny had a cheesy pasta followed by wild boar, both of which were
superb. We even had dessert, Darren having some apricot cake and
Penny having the bikkies and liqueur. Good value too at just under 50
euros with Chianti and all the extras. We were both very impressed
and couldn't fathom why the place was so empty (except it was only
7.30, which is a bit early for dinner). We wandered back to the room
through the fine drizzle.
... and you really appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area in colors that complement the city so well. Siena is really an odd sight since all of the buildings are virtually the same color because the bricks used come from a local clay called tufa (not tofu). You could see the poor people in Il Campo below sitting in the shade of the tower, Under the Hot Tuscan Sun! At the base of the City Tower is what Rick Steve's calls the best square in Italy, Il Campo. The ...