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... frescos. We walked to the Duomo after, which again is similar to the one in Florence with similar architecture and colors. After doing all the sightseeing we wanted, we took on the next challenge, finding and getting to our hostel. Luckily I was with Steph, who knows how to navigate and stays so calm. We had to take a bus about 4 miles from the center which doesn't seem that daunting, but when you don't speak Italian and don't know which bus and which direction to go ...
... still no signs or mention of Montisi. We kept driving and asked a few people directions. No one spoke English and my basic Italian didn’t help.
By this stage we were driving threw corn fields, farming country and very isolated farm houses. It was a lovely drive but I did start to wonder what the hell we were doing.
Eventually, after a bit of backtracking and nervousness, we came across a sign to Montisi. 3 ...
... the afternoon I walked the 2 km to the front gate and back. Saw a family of pheasants in the vineyard. Sat by the pool and read for about an hour and then it was back to my room to pack. Dinner tonight is being cooked by Sharon and Val as a farewell gesture We have a pretty early start in he morning as we need to be in Firenze before the city is closed down ...
... Dom and intricate architecture. No wonder Firenze is one of the most written about cities in Italy. We climbed up the fort just to get a paranomic view, and we got it, basked in the last light of day, reflecting off the red, green and white marble. The Uffizi Gallery home to most of Italian Renaissance art including Botticelli's allegoria Della primevera (allegory of spring). Most of the collection was donated by the Medici family who donated the art to ...
... 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 ...
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