Grand Hotel Villa Cora
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October 18, 2015 So we are at it again. Rubber Down, Thunder Thighs have picked up Chilli and are slowly working into a new travel adventure. I use the word slowly because it seems to take us awhile to shift our minds into the routine of travel. You would think it would be natural after so many trips, but isn't.It seems we ask ourselves the, "to do or not to do "question in the beginning every time we start out. I'm glad to say we have answered, "to do again." We arrived ...
... to Danielle Campion for setting us up) and her roommates. We went to Shot Cafe, then Lions Fountain, then Red Garter, where we stayed longest. Red Garter had karaoke and was super fun. I chilled with Julia and her roommates (one of which I went to camp with 7 years ago named Audrey) while mine went to a club and then we found a SECRET bakery - it is secret because as bakers are making their goods in the wee hours of night for the next day, they slyly slip out a few fresh pastries for ...
... On Saturday night a group of us were wandering around looking for a place to eat dinner, when a man stopped us and just told us to check out the menu of his restaurant. We were all reluctant, thinking he was just another sketchy street guy, but he offered us all a free glass of champagne if we ate there, so we all agreed. Luckily we did because that place has been the best food I have eaten since I arrived in Italy. I got the spaghetti bolognese, it had fresh noodles, bacon, cheese ...
... and explained to us how dairy farm worked and cheese making etc. We sampled hard cheese which is prominent in area and Switzerland as a whole and the cheese at various stages of maturity. Thoroughly delicious and smoked beef from their cows, brown bread, cheese pie, apple strudel and chocolate brownies and coffee ...
... more generous than our wineries! Bought some pasta and wine for when we finally have a kitchen to cook in, then headed off for San Gimignano. More great scenery on the way then arrived in a purely medieval village that hasn't been modernised at all. Gorgeous again! Walked up past lots of tourist shops, but also found shops full of wild boar meat, smelly cheeses that would probably taste great, wine shops selling all the chianti's for the region ...