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Ahhh, great day to start with a hangover. This was the most wine extensive day of our trip and I tapped myself out the night before. However, I have the heart of a drinking champion (Century Club '05) and I sucked it up and prepared for the day ahead. Today’s itinerary was Southern Tuscany, which was more of the hills and valleys I had …
This was the most strenuous day in terms of driving and hitting sites. We both refused to compromise and decided to do it all! After going through hell trying to find our car rental location in Villa Borghese (extra fun with 90 lbs of luggage), we were finally on the road. [Side note, I really confirmed that Anthony is in fact Italian by the way he …
Another 7am wakeup time was killing us, but we both weren't willing to chop anything out of the schedule. We started with breakfast at our Villa and were not disappointed. Delicious espresso served to us on the patio that overlooked miles of rolling hills and vineyards. What a way to start a day! This day was to cover central Tuscany – San …
... of Michelangelo, Galileo, Niccolo Medicci and Dante, as well as works by Donatello. On our way there, we walked through a little alleyway where school children were being let out for the day and families were there picking them up (no one was in a car; everyone walked or rode bikes). It was a very cute, Italian, everyday scene, and we enjoyed watching it unfold. All the parents picking up their kids had some kind of snack for them -- that must be some kind of tradition or regular ...
... out... but they were being sold illegally on the street, so he didn't get one. Pretty funny! We walked around the city a bit more, had a couple bottles of wine and a light lunch on our piazza by our apartment, and Brad and I went over and went inside the Duomo cathedral, which was absolutely beautiful. The dome itself was painted amazingly at dizzying heights, and the cathedral was as gorgeous as any we'd seen. We met back up ...
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