Poggio delle Noci
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Today we headed off at 8am in the car as we were going to Cortona first which is about an hour from Siena. I was so excited to be going to c Bramasole, the house Frances Mayes renovated in the book Under The Tuscan Sun. We arrived early which was really nice as the town was still awakening, things start later here, so we had a coffee and enjoyed ...
... However, Jo was adamant that the the restaurant had more than one night to offer and as we enjoyed it so much we ought to go back - when you're onto a good thing stick to it. Anyway it was again supurb. We both ordered very differently, and still the food was great. Vittorio went down to their pizza joint on the other side of the square and brought the kids back a pizza, so they were happy. And we took up the conversation on Australia, etc. just where we left it ...
... hills above Perugia. After introductions, we got straight into the menu:
Antipasti (Hors d’oeuvre)
Torta al Testo con Stracchino e Rucola (Flat Bread with Soft Cheese e Rucola)
Cestini di Parmigiano Reggiano con le Pere (Parmesan Reggiano Cheese Baskets with Pears)
Torta Rustica (Tita’s Pie)
Pasta e Ceci (Chickpea soup with pasta)
Spaghetti con Pomodorini Pachino (Spaghetti ...
... Metteotti, a spot which housed the markets, fish mongers, abottoirs and where up until the 15th century, residents would flock to watch the very violent stone throwing fights between locals from the surrounding districts. Now, it is a gentrified and very delightful piazza surrounded by shops, cafes and restaurants.
We finished our day by visiting the pastry shop and taking in the panoramic scene from the top of the wall.
1. For some reason Richard had wanted to pop in here - we had debated whether we would - totally glad we did. 2. Being quite amazed as we drove in at the size of the church do Assisi and the town perched on the top of a hill (now there is a surprise!). 3. The contrast between the simplicity of Assisi (giving everything up for the poor) and the scale of the church built in his "honour" 4. Our crazy GPS leading us along some tiny narrow lanes just to get out of Assisi to the main road ...