La Frateria di San Benedetto
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... Palmina worked at). It was the oldest winery in Italy which originally invented the famous Chianti wine. We went up to the Castello de Brolio The owners castle where we walked around the grounds and had panoramic views of the valleys below. Then we set off down to the huge winery to taste the wares. After we got home Sue had a little nap before dinner and we had our tucker in one of the local restaurants. The food was delicious but they are not so good at taking and delivering what we ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... of cocoa butter shaving foam and 10- of a 12-pack of plastic razors. Que faire?
I better close this entry now to allow me time to finish my washing and to take a final wander round the streets in the rubberised gardening shoes I've not yet managed to replace. Schhh, don't say anything, but maybe I could give them as a souvenir to one of my brothers when I return home.
Ciao, Giacomo (pronounced jack-amo).
... and strawberries Then a tour of the palace and gardens before bus home Rested up and then a walk out around the town Dinner at Osteria Porta di Bacco: shared entrees of ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach with butter and sage, and stuffed pumpkin flowers with saffron cheese sauce, then both had farmyard chicken stuffed with Pecorino and pear, and a mixed ...
... grilled sea bass. As you can tell, we are enjoying the food of this country as much as the wine!
Saturday, October 12
We spent six hours in Sienna, an hour drive from our hotel. Sienna was a major trade city 1260 -1348 until the Black Plague cut the population by a third. Sienna never recovered and remained a small Tuscan hill town. The historic center of the city is closed to cars and is a pedestrians paradise ...