Piccolo Hotel La Valle Pienza
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We reach Pienza just a little before lunch. Pienza is a small hilltop village that gains fame in the Fifteenth Century as the home of Pope Pius II (1405-1464). After being elected Pope, Pius begins a building campaign the reshapes his hometown. Even today, the town remains much as the Pope would have seen it 500 years ago. At lunch we meet a 45 …
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
... We were able to use some of what we learned in our Italian class to communicate pretty well, but it was still a little difficult. We have a nice apartment with a living area/kitchen and bedroom. There are beautiful views of the valley and the vineyards on the property. Tom had made reservations at a really nice restaurant nearby for my birthday. It was the end to a very nice day! Tomorrow we have our Tuscan cooking class,so be ready for more pictures of food! ...
Kevin got up early to go to the laundermat so we could do a little laundry. Thanks Kevin!! Had breakfast at the Trattoria owned by the same people as the hotel. It was a buffet with lots of choices. After breakfast we did a little shopping and then checked out. Off to ...
Had dinner in the square in the center of Montepulciano. It was a wonderful meal on a very pleasant night. So cool compared to Sorrento!!! After we walked back to our hotel and got some gelato on the way. Wouldn't want miss a day without ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPiccolo Hotel La Valle Pienza
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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