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Today we walked further afield and found the Ristorante Corradossi. Bit more upmarket and we did have a lovely lunch. My 'trofie’ pasta al pesto had a wonderful flavor and the chicken with truffles (scaloppato al tartufo) was even better. My Italian is improving as is Craig’s. Back home - at least it is a bit cooler today - yesterday was far too ...
... the curvy roads. Some areas again were wide enough for one vehicle passing and we were pretty impressed by the driving skills. Then it got scary. Roads were narrower, corners sharper, oncoming traffic, we both thought of the movie, Duel, Although not quite as bad as that. We were the car behind the truck and driving like an Australian instead of an Italian, we had at least a 1.5 car distance between us. This gap was the signal for the little bloke behind us to overtake on ...
... the Leaning Tower of Pisa so we enjoyed listening to her recount of facts. She told us that construction began on the tower in 1173 and was completed in the mid 1300s. By the time they had constructed the third story of the tower it was already on a lean due to the soft soil it was built on. It was closed for just over ten years in 1990 for stabilizing and is now strong enough to last another 300 years. We wandered down some of the little streets leading ...
... cliff opposite us, full of uniquely carved-out strips of vineyards and tree farms – olive, lemon, and orange trees mostly.
We walked down to the village to pick up a few groceries and look in a few shops, then came back up to the apartment (a bit of a challenging walk, but worth it - the village looks very cool at night!
Our guide book (and the apartment host) had recommended a restaurant called Trattoria dal Billy, and ...
... was to get the scooter back to Firenze and catch a train to Rome before dark.
Apparently, although built over 200 years, the foundation of the tower needed a bit more geo-technical bore sampling. So about 20 years ago, before the tower fell over completely, a restoration pumped up the foundation and straightened the lean from 5-1/2 degrees to 3-1/2 degrees. Only in ...
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