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Travel Blogs from Cortona
... 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.
In the morning, after checking out, we drove a few miles down the road to a winery. We had a great tour and learned all about how they grow the grapes and care for them. Probably more information than I wanted to know, but Tom really enjoyed it. We then tasted several of their wines with some local food. I enjoyed this part the best. :). On the way to Montalcino we made a couple of stops. First we stopped in Cortona and walked around the town. It was a typical ...
... flavored. Following that is a huge cutting board loaded with masterfully grilled meats - large chops of pork and veal, skewers of chicken, beef ribs, and sausages.
Throughout the meal we are attentively looked after by Luanna and Marco, their son, and as our dining experience winds down we are presented with espresso and an eye-popping dessert - a beautiful torte of strawberry, kiwi, and citrus. Finally, to top off the entire meal ...
We had a long day getting here from Paris on Monday, nearly 12 hours of
numerous buses, trains and one flight. Our apartment and the location is
lovely though. Cortona is a gorgeous little town, spreading down the
hill and looks like it probably hasn't changed much over the last few
centuries. We're at the bottom of the hill where we can sit on the
balcony and watch the sun set beyond the olive terraces and Tuscan
For our first ...
... with an Easter egg hunt, eggs provided by Luca's mum. That was nice to watch. I mean, I'll admit I still enjoy a good ol' easter egg hunt, but I imagine it's more endearing to watch two small children doing one than it is to watch an 18 year old... When all the eggs had been found, and Millo had thrown a small strop because he wasn't allowed to eat them all, Metta and I (well just me actually, Metta watched) made daisy chains while Millo did...something. ...