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Having said a sad farewell to Jules, Mark and Erin, we left the Amalfi and Sorrento coast and headed back up through Italy to spend a couple of nights in Tuscany in an old Villa hotel called Casa Volpi, en route to the Dolomites. The weather has been kind to us again and we had a nice day exploring Arezzo town, on our only full day here before heading north into the ...
... smaller . It is a really delicate smell and taste and not as pungent as its black sibling. They are only fresh for about a week after being unearthed. So, next time you go to a fancy restaurant in Australia and get tempted to fork out for "fresh" truffle, you are being conned!!
There are several Truffle festivals in Umbria , we chose ...
We stopped first in Ravenna today to see its ceramics and the tomb of Dante. The ceramics were nice but having seen the Blue Mosque eand Hagia Sofia in Istanbul I wasn't too impressed. Supposedly Cole Porter was inspired to write Night and Day while there. We then drive hrough the mountains and then Umbria for another two hours to ...
So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
We had a birthday party for Lisa's 60th.
We went to the chestnut festival in Caprese Michelangelo .
We did more -- took walks, spent a day in Pienza, visited the Vestri Chocolate Factory (double yummy!).
But the pictures are still uploading to my computer so these will have to wait.
I'm off to take a last walk to the cemetery and back -- an easy 3.50 mile trek. Then time to pack my suitcase.