Hotel Torricelle Zucchi
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... CAFFE LATTE OR LATTE CAFFE? THERE'S A DIFFERENCE!!!" Probably thinking, stupid Americans... :) Anyway we chose Caffe Latte not having a clue what she meant. Good choice because apparently, a Caffe Latte is coffee with a little milk and a Latte Caffe is milk with a little coffee. :) Next off to Piazza Demidoff! We found this piazza with no problem and were a few minutes early. No one was there so we starting ...
... ways and to our car for our journey on to Tuscany where we are staying in the town of Cavriglia, which came highly recommended by Mary-Kate and Kaine, and they did not disappoint. We are staying at a winery/B&B called Tenuta San Jacopo which has little houses that are like apartments and has everything you need for your stay including a swimming pool. Off to the Supermarket to buy our provisions, but not before they reopen at 4.30pm after lunch at 12.30pm, what a ...
... held true to some practices of the past that were forgotten by most vineyards and eventually rediscovered, however not widely practiced. I was also enthralled to learn that Niccolo Machiavelli had lived at Cestello Sonello for about 10 years. It was a unique experience to walk where he walked.
Afterwards, we returned home to La Ginestra. In my downtime before dinner, I walked to a local store and spent some ...
... we visited the Castiglione D'orchia close by. Perched atop a tall mountain, it looks like it was some kind of signal tower more than a true castle. Very imposing, but sadly we could not explore inside.
Finally, we finished the weekend with a trip into Montepulciano. This was the biggest city we traveled to over the weekend and is one of the best in the area for wine. Besides enjoying myself wandering down into all the cellars and seeing the barrels of wine, ...
... the Medici's lived there. They were all modeled after Versailles, but they were even more extravagant. I have never seen more ornate ceilings, it was pretty cool! We also saw a room called the Sala Bianca, where everything was completely white. Chandeliers, walls, decorations, everything. It was used for the first fashion shows in Florence. Then we saw the costume gallery, which had the burial gowns of Elenora and Cosimo Medici. They ...
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