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... heartening, even inspiring, to note that wherever we go, when we say we are from Australia, (...damn, that took 3 attempts to even spell it correctly...hate this bloody iPad..) the look on their faces changes instantly, and suddenly they relax, and beam, and almost without exception, everyone says " oooh, one day I want to go to Australia....." genuinely....)
Today Joy, Devon, Tom, Mike and I decided to brave the inclement weather and explore one of the other hill top towns in the area. We chose Pienza. Very small town compared to Sienna. It started raining as soon as we got there so Mike and I ducked in and out of shops - and buying souvenirs and gifts of course. We made it to the duomo ...
Beautiful day today. Mike and Joy went back to our little market (the employees there are thrilled) and stocked up on more essentials. "Essentials" here being fresh pesto, baguettes, olives, Italian meats and cheeses, croissants, apples, bottled water and beer. It is amazing how much food you can buy here for $125! It was really warm and sunny so we all hung out in the ...
... it was just as good the second night and no one had to cook! This villa is so gorgeous, secluded and scenic - we all just keep saying "I can't believe this!" I am including several pictures . . . I apologize if it's too many! I really hope the video works for you. ...
... and retraced our steps. What should have taken 45 minutes ended up taking around 3 hours. Signage is not an Italian strong point!
Wednesday was another fine day, and as we had walked so far the previous day we decided to go for a drive. First port of call was Pomarance. We did a quick walk up to the centre of town before returning to the supermarket to buy a few more supplies. Guess what? It was closed.
The main place of interest for the day ...