Travel Blogs from Sansepolcro
Saturday, August 2, 2014
We slept in a bit today – yeh. Then after a little grocery shopping we drove to Levane to visit our Zia Nanina and Alita. When I rang her earlier in the year she said she might not last to our visit. Well although 90, less teeth and slower on her feet she did look really well and still had the same pushy, funny and alert personality. We enjoyed a nice ...
... its flank. The higher we go, the steeper it gets, and a chilly gale blows up in our faces, which nearly rings us to a standstill. Beginning the descent, we hear before we see a small herd of Chianina cattle wearing astonishingly loud bells. They must all be deaf! Halfway down the winding descent is the Fonte Avellana Monastery, sitting in isolated steep country. It is a huge place in perfect repair. When we ride in we run into a bus load of Italian school kids ...
An Italian breakfast; Cornflakes, apple cake, biscuits and coffee. It went down a treat! Niņo had planned for us to drive to several hill top villages, but it was raining, so we tried to discourage him from going out in the rain. However, he checked his weather station and decided that we could leave about 11:30 because the rain was going to stop by 12:00. We had photos, then headed off to the garage to ...
... foothills. It’s quiet, peaceful and has a gorgeous view of the valley – vineyards, sunflowers, olive trees and villas as far as the eye can see.
While waiting for our room, too tired to venture out, we ordered a light lunch on the terrace overlooking the Tuscan valley. Turns out our waiter (from Cortona) lived in Atlanta and Athens, GA for one year. He was in GA with his ex-girlfriend who was studying at ...
... I decided, I could spend the rest of my days at Villa di Piazzano, at least until my credit ran out. Our First Walled Town Before breakfast, I explored the grounds and walked down a farm road. The hills rose hundreds of feet to my left and even higher before me. Eventually, I came to a sign that read "Vietato Accesso -- Attenti al Cane" (keep out -- beware the dog), and I saw ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center