Hotel Santa Chiara
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... most famous (in Australia anyway) for Baci chocolates. It was created to use up left overs of broken hazelnuts. The wife of the owner decided to batch up, add a chocolate centre, a whole hazelnut on top and then covered it in chocolate. The creation was originally called a "punch" because it looked like a fist, but the marketers weren't happy, and the wife decided to add a love poem and called it a Bacio – a kiss. ...
... We do not disagree. Unfortunately for us they were engaged in restorative work on the exterior front. The inside was pristine. The church is rich with paintings and frescoes. In fact Mike (aka Michelangelo) reviewed the ceiling and wall art before painting the Sistine Chapel. Bird is also especially impressed with the alternating black and white stone work. Rather surprising they could build such a structure in a fairly out of the way place during the middle ...
... in the sunshine while eating the first press Virgin Olive of olives that we had just picked. It was divine, a truly fantastic experience !!
The next day it was Panicale's Celebration of the 2015 Olive Oil Harvest - PanOlio. As usual Panicale does a great festival , this one was no exception. The Piazza and all of the village was dressed up with olive trees, branches and lots of vines. There were about 10 "cantinas" to visit . We wandered ...
... on centuries old smooth cobblestones.
The Swiss-cheese ground beneath Civita is honeycombed with ancient cellars, perfect for storing wine, and Etruscan tombs. A pre-Roman tunnel below the town apparently doubled as a bomb shelter in World War II. We went into one of the Etruscan caves, very big, well planned and like an underground house, it was used as an oil mill and wine storage facility all those years ago. ...
... of a noble family in Montepulciano built in the16th century and kept by the family until the end of the 19th century. Our room is in the servants quarters of the time and breakfast is either served in their converted barn or on the patio which overlooks a panoramic view of the vineyards and olive groves surrounding the property. If this is true to the reviews, this is going to be another incredible few days! I am already imagining a Jane ...