Hotel il Mulinaccio
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... heartening, even inspiring, to note that wherever we go, when we say we are from Australia, (...damn, that took 3 attempts to even spell it correctly...hate this bloody iPad..) the look on their faces changes instantly, and suddenly they relax, and beam, and almost without exception, everyone says " oooh, one day I want to go to Australia....." genuinely....)
Ahhhh...enjoying a homemade cappucino on the terrazza of our albergo this morning truly set the stage for a day straight out of the 13th century. Packing up, we said "Ciao" to Claudio and Cristina, the third-generation of the family to own and restore Il Borghetto. Cristina shared pictures of the state of ruin that her grandfather's house had suffered, and told us in a mixture of English and Italian about the way her father ...
... and retraced our steps. What should have taken 45 minutes ended up taking around 3 hours. Signage is not an Italian strong point!
Wednesday was another fine day, and as we had walked so far the previous day we decided to go for a drive. First port of call was Pomarance. We did a quick walk up to the centre of town before returning to the supermarket to buy a few more supplies. Guess what? It was closed.
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Just arrived in Val d'Elsa at an old farmhouse on a hill top miles from any where. Just relaxing after a busy month of travel. Lynne and I have had many great times, and seen all the castles and palaces u could imagine. Ready to start on Tuscany this week, San Gimignano, Siena and Florence. Writing this on a tablet, Will Write MO When I Get To A computer.
Frank and ...
... a friend of Frank's that he met in Sydney last year, Luca! What a lovely day we had with him. We walked all afternoon from Uffizi to San Miniato Al Monte ( a true highlight and a working monastery and church) high above the city. Luca took us to a great spot for morning coffee, a wonderful off-the-beaten-track ristorante for lunch! Ok - so typical lunch was arreggio di primi - five kinds of pasta in small plates for sharing, small pasta with spinach, ...