Residence Villa Elena
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Today was a dream come true. As we travelled up into the Tuscan mountainside country, we passed vineyard after vineyard and villas galore. The entire trip was really postcards come to life. You know how you have a vision of how a place will look? Tuscany was that and more!
We ventured up to a family run vineyard and farm where we visited their wine production and enjoyed the lunch that they served: Salamis, eggplant salad, bruschetta, ...
... a grove of olive trees. He then proceeded to give us our olive growing history lesson. Last year’s olive harvest was devastated by insects due to an abnormally warm winter that didn’t kill off the larvae. While olive oil was still made, it was a low percentage and was not of any quality. He also pointed out olive trees with one trunk and olive trees with 3 trunks. In 1985 there was a great frost that damaged the “lymphatic system” of ...
... regrouped after getting back to the apartment and drove into Sienna for dinner. We tried a different restaurant on the Il Campo and had more complete table snacks (aperatif) than last night. Once again, we watched the spectacle of people enjoying the beautiful center piazza, this time noticing how the souvenir carts pack everything up and drive it out of this car-less place. Since this was our last night in Sienna, we had to go to Gelateria Grom, where ...
I just read Ash's entry. She has described our adventurous day. It was truly amazing to see the art work from St Peter's Basilica. The art work is some thing you cannot describe, it is pure beauty. I was tired today after getting up so early... Had a nap... It feels so good.... Now can get ready for the evening adventure. Oh yeah, need to have some delicious gelato. Life is good. Have a great day.... Off to Tuscany / Italian Rivera tomorrow morning. So much to see..... ...
... to stay in his stroller. Finished the tour
On our own.then walked to Ponte Vecchio, abridge lined with jewelry stores. It originally was home to gold and silversmiths. Phenomenal. Went to lunch, then back to bus. Now it is Wine Time on the patio with Reed and Laura, fellow travelers from Cleveland. Won't admit to how many bottles we drank, but had a great time.
Well, I apologize for the long story. Tomorrow I will let you know about the wine tasting.
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