Residence Il Casale
Travel Blogs from Cortona
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
... with lots of outdoor restaurants in several busy Piazzas. We also drove to Le Celle of St. Francis. It was a monastery built about 1211 by St. Francis and his followers as a place to come and pray. The "cells" were big enough for a bed, table and chair. Currently there are 7 Friars who live there and practice the teachings of St. Francis. It was a beautiful place just to walk through the forest and enjoy nature. When we arrived at our bed and breakfast, the woman knew ...
... was from vantage points like this that the Romantics painted their idyllic vision of Tuscany that we still enjoy today.
We spend the evening strolling from piazza to piazza along the Via Nazionale, visiting the shops that line the cozy promenade. Eventually we come upon the Gelateria Snoopy where we satisfy our daily craving. Walking back to our car we are treated to a beautiful sunset and rising moon over the city walls. God - Thank you for ...
... and then got on the train for two and a half hours. When
we got off it was raining and we had to walk up a hill to get to our
apartment. When we got there we had to wait for 40 minutes while the
owner of the apartment brought us the key. When we got in we put our
backpacks down and then went out to find some dinner. ...
... about five/ten minutes from the end and then Metta decided she didn't want to watch any more. Sigh! Still, it wasn't too big a deal because, by that point, she had to go off to Chinese and dance. Busy, busy girl!
Millo, on returning, was sent off (not by himself obvs. With me), via the toy shop (again, obvs), to the hairdressers. I thought they were just going to give him a trim (because who wouldn't want to maintain that... interesting haircut?) but when he was finished ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed