Residence Terre Gialle
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... bread and jelly
On to flat pasta with bacon and mushrooms
And then, memory fails me
But regardless - all was delicious
Our last meal in Siena
A beautiful, mysterious, haunting city
Intriguing to contemplate
Amazing to visit
And we are so lucky
An elder man is roasting
On the street
In downtown Siena
Thinking of friends back home
CIVIC MUSEUM & TOWER DAY
Seems like everyday starts the same in Siena
But not boring - sleep late, slow breakfast and'
Head out the door
Today is Civic Museum & Climb the Tower day
But first, we happen on a bookbinder's shop
He is Jewish and does wedding caligraphy as well
We buy a beautiful handbound little blank book
To use as our next home guest book
Stunning and practical souvenir
Tower climb was challenging
But the view ...
... to Volterra for the novel, but to Montepulciano to take pictures of where the scene was actually shot. So:
It was an unbelievably twisting, corkscrew drive up the mountainside to the town of Volterra. This may have contributed to Hollywood selecting the much more approachable town of Montepulciano as the location for the New Moon scenes. Getting all the movie hardware up to Volterra would have been a harrowing ride ...
... one problem though - choosing which ones to buy from the range of twenty or so on offer. I felt sorry for the sales assistant who, before serving me, had to contend with an elderly couple arguing over which varieties and quantities of each to buy - it was quite heated at times and they seemed totally oblivious to the queue of customers waiting. I guess they were having family or friends round for Sunday afternoon tea. ...
... As we were concerned about the conditions back at the caravan, at a suitable lull, we pressed on through floods of water bringing earth, gravel and other debris down from the hills, but once 'home' all was fine - just a bit damp. After the storm had well and truly passed, we were once again blessed with a wonderful sunset, followed by the dance of the fireflies in the darkness. Today (Friday) we decided to stay local needing to catch up on our future bookings, shopping ...