Albergo Il Girifalco
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... but this is simply terrific.
Then today - Saturday 6th June, we tootled over to another highly recommended place called Volterra.
Again, cute as, and quite small - smaller again by half compared to San Gim, but thankfully, a fraction of the tourists, so you could actually do things and see things without ...
... suitcase and so all is well with the world) and the last thing we imported( the wooden elephant from Sri Lanka) cost her as much in duty and transportation costs as it did to buy it.The town was very quaint and did not have as many tourists as others.We enjoyed walking around it with its high walls churches( did I tell you we went into another two in this town. The church and supermarket close their doors at 12.00 for a siesta!! We then got back on the bus to wind our ...
... orderly fashion - straight rows - heading across the hills. And then, you'll find another row of straight vines going in a different direction. Creating beautiful patterns everywhere you look! And then, there will be the occasional meadow - a few trees here and there - a troublesome brook that is difficult to negotiate. . All an adventure. You just head off and see where your hike takes you! Fun
... goodies along the way.
We then of course, needed our daily gelato, and walked towards San Domenico. San Domenico houses Saint Catherine's head while her body is in Rome. As we approached San Domenico, the bells began to ring and we realized that we were just in time for mass...maybe my parents planned it that way? Dunno...but we stayed through mass and despite it being in all Italian, all masses have the same format and we ...
... with fruit for the day, we headed southwest winding our way through the Tuscan countryside. We stopped for lunch and a stroll in Massa Marittima, but quickly got lost. Massa Marittima has an "old" and a "new" town, which is a bit comical since the "new" town was built in the 15th century by Siena shortly after it took over Massa Marittima. (And we think that a two year-old cell phone old!) The sites we wanted to see are in the "old town". It took us about ...