Villa di Piazzano
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We just arrived today, but for the small amount of time we have been here, we have had nothing but the best service. Our first dinner was excellent and our room is immaculate. The staff is friendly and the grounds are amazing.
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Wow, just when you think it couldn't get any better and you don't want to leave Rome, you are on your way to the next town and it actually does get better! I'll write a bit about what we did, but the pictures will be the only way to somewhat convey what we saw and experienced and even those don't do it justice.
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... has it or if it is just given an honourable mention. I have come to realize... it really doesn't matter since our favourite restaurant so far didn't have either!
After a bite (or more) to eat we walked the grounds and discovered many kinds of fruit trees including passion fruit and papaya and of course there were also olives. We found a small chapel, a rose garden with a lovely fountain, a beautiful pool overlooking the ...
... valleys ...rocky mountains similar to the Swartberg......Villages are high up ... Gypsy villages low down....Messy like squatter camps... The marble quarries are amazing...the countryside is flattening out, we pass groves of olive trees and vineyards as well as prickly pears galore on the roadside ... Tom is salivating! Finally we see the sea. Rod and John are at home again....another place to explore! ...
... this will do for dinner" and "this will do for lunch". It was superb especially sprinkled with the Tuscan dried herbs we had purchased.
Our hosts were a middle aged Italian couple, Rita and Alessando. Rita cooked us a very tasty apricot pie and gave us a jar of her apricot jam. They were superb! We read in the visitors book that she had showed some guests how to cook a particular Tuscan dish so we asked if she would give us an Italian cooking ...
... that their belongings etc still exist today.
In the museum is a deed to a property, which is one of only a few examples of Etruscan writing. The item is priceless and was found nearby, it was on metal, but folded, and one piece is missing, who knows why??
It is a fascinating glimpse into an ancient world and makes you think about where we sit in this big ole world of ours, we're just a dot on its horizon and in this time frame..