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Travel Blogs from Civitella Paganico
... one of the back streets before looking for a restaurant. Jude was looking for one featured in a movie, that Therese had also eaten at. We found it but it was not offering what we had in mind, so we chose a simpler establishment that provided us with a mixed plate of meats and cheeses, washed down with nice white. After lunch we returned to Cortona and spent some more time exploring and doing a bit of ...
... of St Catherine in St Dominic's Basilica, the Piazza il Campo, the Palazzo Pubblico with its beautiful interior decoration and lofty tower (which we climbed), the Duomo and other wonderful things. Somewhere in there we also had lunch! Hitting the road in the late afternoon we made our way back to Bellaugello and the tranquility of rural Umbria glad we'd taken the time to drive over to Siena for the ...
... and alert. He liked the sound of "alert" and kept practicing it until he got it right. I don't think the Jude and I will ever hear that word again without remembering this old man. This was one of those delightful serendipitous travel moments. We returned to our car and navigated to Pienza, a smaller town we had visited. On our last trip. We had a bit of a challenge finding a parking spot, but eventually found one a short way out of town. ...
... a short 5k, to the small village of Castellini, which had (of course) awesome gelato. I also found a pink Giro d'Italia jersey, which I had buy! The Giro is the Italian version of the Tour d'France, which had just passed through a couple of our routes a few weeks ago.
The next part of our ride was 6.2k's downhill. Now, I am not a great downhiller as I get a bit nervous at the speed...so, I am on my brakes, especially on ...
... way. I might have snapped a few photos along the way. Tuscany is BEAUTIFUL. It is very lush, green and looks just the way you imagine it.
We arrived in Siena way to hungry. It was 2:30 and we had only had a light snack at 11 am. We have not been good about eating before we get too hangry. We found an open restaurant and I ordered the Antipasta and 3 Pastas! Talk about my eyes being bigger than my stomach. One of the pastas I ordered ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility