Piccolo Hotel La Valle Pienza
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This is a great modern hotel within walking distance of the old town. It has a great view of the surrounding valley.
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... but this is simply terrific.
Then today - Saturday 6th June, we tootled over to another highly recommended place called Volterra.
Again, cute as, and quite small - smaller again by half compared to San Gim, but thankfully, a fraction of the tourists, so you could actually do things and see things without ...
... is still in evidence today along the narrow winding streets (now walkways, as cars are not allowed in the town). We climbed the steep walks to visit the piazza, stopping for lunch in an outdoor cafe, topped off with a gelato from a well-known maker Buon Gusto. After Pienza we are off to our hotel in Montalcino.
The Hotel Si Montalcino is very new by Italian standards and very nice. We learned that it is owned and managed by heirs of the Salvatore Ferragamo ...
... The thermal river, from pictures a few years ago, was flowing with a good stream of water. As Wendy has advised, the legal or illegal siphoning of the warm water to the up market spa's probably does not sit well with the locals. Very pretty area though, so we'll worth the visit.
now I am not a cheese person, cheddar slices, and Camembert is about as far as I go. When I was asked to help out with the judging, I thought why not. Well some of the cheese had mould on, and as some ...
... and eating lunch at the restaurant Brian and I tried to find in 2008 in Orvieto. It was one of the best meals I've had this far. And the duomo
Mom lowlight - the gelato at lunch that tasted like it had freezer burn
Brian highlight - Pici bolognese, roasted suckling pig and La Bandita!
Brian lowlight - the orange truck accident that delayed us and caused us to rush through Orvieto
Claibourne highlight - ...
... shrimp salad, potato salad, steamed mussels, breaded and broiled green lip mussels, marinated and thinly sliced white fish slices, and a plate of calamari, shrimp and octopus, with plenty of crisp white wine, followed by a pasta and shellfish combination, then flavored risotto, and for the “secondo”, a dish made of fresh fish, potatoes and calamari and small langostinos. A dessert followed and we had to admit defeat after that - a three hour feast!