La Fenice Park Hotel
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Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...
... We were able to use some of what we learned in our Italian class to communicate pretty well, but it was still a little difficult. We have a nice apartment with a living area/kitchen and bedroom. There are beautiful views of the valley and the vineyards on the property. Tom had made reservations at a really nice restaurant nearby for my birthday. It was the end to a very nice day! Tomorrow we have our Tuscan cooking class,so be ready for more pictures of food! ...
... of restaurant we were at it was too late to turn back. We ordered a glass of wine and a small pasta dish each, and left $100 EU lighter. It wasn't until the end of lunch that we realized they had purposely given Erin a menu without prices, whereas mine had the prices. Being an American female, she didn't appreciate the gender stereotype.
We'd been advised not to try to drive in Rome so we dropped the car off at the airport and caught a taxi to our ...
... left hand side, oops right hand side. Usually it is a split second shock to see a car coming towards us when we start, because our brain is in Australia mode. One person definitely concentrates on the road, the passenger needs to navigate and read signs. It is too hard to do both. Made it to the main road and we are off. Heading north west, we had set Ken to Siena with a couple of way points of L'Aquilla and Orvieto. Traveling along we had a nice relatively uneventful ...
... gates or anything fancy! Once it started, it's 3 laps around! One horse apparently threw the jockey right off the bat. We were basically just opposite the starting point, so we didn't see what happened, but by the time the horses got to us on the first lap, one was already riderless! Some of the helpers finally caught it and kept it in the corner until the race was over. The horses were not running terribly fast. I expect that they will get faster with more trials. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking