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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... driving and Grant is now quoting Shrek … something about waffles so apparently it does not need to be specifically Italian movies to keep us entertained!). Since there was no internet at the last hotel or on the road it is pointless to worry about the office (much) so we have switched to worrying about Chester who we are convinced is probably depressed and has likely stopped eating in protest of our abandoning him. I think in truth ...
... in vineyards ) and strike up conversations with my severely limited Italian.
This morning I awoke fairly early to join a few others on a hike that Mirella, a woman who works here, had organized. We met up in a nearby village and caravanned to a small town about 20 minutes away where we began the trek. I chatted for much of the time with Mateo, a guide for a Wine Tasting company (dream job) and Ana, an Italian language teacher (aka ...
... t taste the produce, however with lunch (cold Tuscan meats and cheeses) I tried a glass of their sparkling rose brut - I am not a champagne drinker, but oh my gosh, it was so dry and light, what a taste - shame I couldn't take a bottle home, nor buy it at home. The majority of the vineyards are in old castles, which again is incredible, set amongst the rolling green hills. This was called Castello Di Meleto ( ...
... as if it was a cathedral. It is 96 degrees here today so alot of us were wearing shorts and we had to wear disposable shawls to cover up for the church , they're so cute !! (see pics). We also climbed a tower in San Gim, from the top you could see the whole town. San Gim is smaller than Siena which is hard to imagine!! But both San Gim and Volterra have contradas ...
... had been most of the trip so my overactive small bladder was basically not even working and I didn't have to run to the bathroom every 10 minutes like usual. I also met some Aussies and a couple of other Americans sitting next to us.
About an hour and a half before the race, there is the Corteo Storico which is this long processional parade of all of the contradas and their drummers and flag bearers all dressed up in 16th/17th century dress ...