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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Petroio
... waving his winner's flag all evening. - Watching the most immense storm while overlooking the main square , just about keeping dry while eating fabulous Bruschetta.Incredible experience. I am now writing this in the cool of the evening with the fresh smell of rain in the air. I am overlooking the Tuscan hills and walls of Siena with a Limoncello waiting for me.... Oh yes ... and the highlight????? ..,,, The kids are in ...
One of the highlights of the trip so far was our morning ballooning with Chris and Claire from "Ballooning in Tuscany". We had an early start (5am) to be down at the launch field for 5.40am and then we took off at about 6.30-6.45am on a beautifully sunny morning with fantastic views over the Tuscan countryside - the pictures hopefully do it more justice than any description I can ...
... turned this into being 40mins late. Fortunately that was 40mins late to the best meal we'd had while away. And thats even after some trouble with our order... Our trouble ordering more than theirs. You must go to Ristorante De Gobbi. Day 2 we went on a bit of a sight seeing tour of the countryside taking in Pienza, Montepulciano, ad a stack of other small villages which were perched high a top each hill ...
... It's traditionally all about the rivalry between the city areas. There are lots of rituals and pageants and festivities in the four days leading up to the race. I bet that's a big party!
We also wandered the alleyways of Siena around the Piazza del Campo before having lunch and then heading back to Florence. Unfortunately our bus trip home took about 2 hours due to mechanical problems.
When we arrived back in Florence ...
... me warm in the rain. After talking **** for about 2hours he suggests he has to go eat (all i could think was ‘eat what? We just ate half your store!’) and have a nap(siesta). He leaves me with another shot of grappa and a promise that he wants to take me to dinner, despite his wife may not like it he may also rent out a hotel for us both! Italian men are strange and sometimes scary!
So writing this piece just after leaving his place ...