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... Palmina worked at). It was the oldest winery in Italy which originally invented the famous Chianti wine. We went up to the Castello de Brolio The owners castle where we walked around the grounds and had panoramic views of the valleys below. Then we set off down to the huge winery to taste the wares. After we got home Sue had a little nap before dinner and we had our tucker in one of the local restaurants. The food was delicious but they are not so good at taking and delivering what we ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... facial growth on my arrival in Rome. St Peter had a beard and I still like the idea of having one, too.
I went to 11am Mass at the Duomo this morning. It is as magnificent inside as it is from the outside. I hope the photos I will attach to this blog entry will give you an idea of what I mean. The frescoes and intricate floor tiled images are especially noteworthy. It's at times like this, I am only too painfully aware of my inadequate ...
... explaining the problem. This part was a little easier, given I'd had the foresight to ask Andy to type the problem out in English, including when and how it happened, symptoms, the first hospital visit, medication I'd been given, that I needed to see an ENT specialist, and questions we had about our plans to visit Switzerland at 1700m+ effecting my ear, and when it would be safe to fly home. We used google to translate to Italian, and life was easy!
The nurse at triage was great, ...
... 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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