Piccolo Hotel Il Palio
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... didn't speak a word of English. I think after my sixth "si", I may have agreed to buying the car. Traveling days were exhausting for us and we needed some down time so after arriving at Il Canto del Sole B&B, we sat out by the pool for an hour, put our laundry to wash, and took a nap. Il Canto del Sole is really beautiful. I'll get more pics tomorrow. Later we headed out to town for a delicious ...
... the mall. We found a second Sushi restaurant (Susy Sushi) that did not require crowd control and took a chance. It was just like Sushi in the US. We were happy and proceeded to find a sporting goods store where Susan found a coat that almost met her fashion standards. Before heading back to the Country B&B we stopped in the grocery store in the mall to pick up some shampoo.
We ate lunch so late we skipped dinner eating the grapes and cookies in the room and had a quiet ...
... attached to the nobles houses (the wealthier you were, the taller your tower and the safer your family in the event of invasion). Very picturesque place. We had a lovely time wandering around the narrow cobbled streets shopping and had a gelato at the World Champion Gelateria (superb).
San Giamingiano region is the home of the Sangiovese grape and Chianti wines. The next stop on our bus trip was to a family-run vineyard for ...
... of veal. She has been opposed to eating veal for a couple of years since learning they keep the baby cows in tiny boxes so they won't grow bigger. Mewwww
Claibourne lowlight - the fact that Arezzo was a letdown and kind of dirty
Christine highlight - one last morning/breakfast in Pienza
Christine lowlight - EATING VEAL!!!
... sprint to what we thought was a train and ended up being a bus. I had to flag down the bus as it was pulling off in order to make it on time. Thank goodness we got it because we would have missed our flight.
We made it back to Rome and successfully back to Copenhagen. It was a trip of a lifetime and I have fallen in love with Italy! I would love to go back, and maybe one day live in ...