Hotel Villa Aurea
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... the hill, and went to a cathedral. The cathedral was a bit smaller then the Christchurch cathedral (I think), and had heaps of paintings on the walls. There was a sculpture/statue thing, of Jesus on his cross at the front. We walked through he cathedral, and into the Ducal Palace. We had a look through there (more paintings, and some really amazing veneer, then went and found some late lunch. We ate lunch ...
... for airport in Florence and then got onto auto strada (freeway). Heading in right direction we arrived around 4.30 pm after a deviation to another factory outlet. This is the night we stay in a castle "under the Tuscan sun"! The photos hopefully give you a better picture than my ...
... to our room and, got dry, then hung around with Lily and Ellie, then we went on a walk. We walked down The White Road, to an 'abandoned village'. When we got there, we figured out that someone actually lived there (we think!) so we started to walk back up the road, in 25-30 degree heat. Mum decided to take a 'short cut' up a grassy hill, (with bees and wasps everywhere!) ...
... tasks, writing notes, having a great time learning italian cooking. At one point I have a moment where I feel like pinching myself....as the realisation strikes....I'm actually in Italy in Cortona undertaking a cooking class...it's an internal moment of uplifting excitement! We take a break and sit down for lunch and local wine, and there's so much food we can hardly move after lunch, and the idea of a siesta is very appealing...but we have more to ...
... at 8 in the morning and it is now 10 at night, I think it's safe to say she's not coming. I can't believe anyone would do that- crazy! Anyway, despite the fact that I'm semi enjoying the idea that Livia will have to look after the kids by herself (with Luca obviously) for a couple of weeks, I still feel bad for her because she was expecting help and it just didn't bother to show up or get in touch at all.
Tomorrow I'm off bright and early; my train is at 8.25 and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking