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We've been without Wi-Fi for almost a week now so I'm quite behind on my blog. I kept notes so you'll see about 4 entries all at once.
Leaving Florence was much easier than driving into the city. After a quick breakfast at the hotel we retrieved the car from the garage and were on our way back out to the Tuscan country side. We were heading to Volterra but we stopped in Siena along the way. Siena is known for their medieval style horse racing. ...
... Italian man came to assist. Well............I leaned to the left and lost my footing, and in so doing , did my best Ethel Merman impression as I dove off to the left into the murky waters of the marina. Fully clothed!!!!
I managed to miss the rocks and end up between the next boat and the jetty. Very lucky indeedy.
Not my most glamorous of looks but as the lovely Italian men came to /my rescue they tried to haul me out on to the jetty but I feared that I ...
... her sash, one of those cheap sparkly tiara things and holding that baton type stick they get for winning. The other 7 men on the programme were all dressed 'normally' or at least not in their swimming trunks you'll be amazed to learn.
We left this on for about 15-20 minutes, purely for research purposes of course, and in that time, none of the three women spoke once. Their parents must be so proud.
So what is the rare bird that has ...
Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
... down as an experience.and add to my repertoire.
Claudia arrives tomorrow so that will so exciting to see her after 9 years. Jim unfortunately is touring with Queen in the States and we probably won't see him until we go to the last night of the 'Monty Python reunion' at the 02 Arena on the 20th July.
So until the next time we are trying to keep those two rascals out of harms way. Easier said than done.xxxxx