Hotel Villa Ciconia
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... actually tricky work. Luckily they called all of us volunteers in after about an hour ,when the first oil started flowing ............
The family that own Il Fontanaro -the Pinellis, are fantastic hosts. They put on a wonderful harvest celebration at the mill. Home made bread was toasted over an open fire for the first oil to dribble all over. It is amazingly green, quite breath-takingly pungent and peppery. We drank their Pinelli sagrantino ...
... has been steel rod reinforcements placed into some of the most crumbly parts to halt the decline , but engineers estimate they need about €10million to reinforce the whole town,not likely to happen in cash strapped Italy.
I just hope they can do something as this village is like a tiny green jewel, suspended in time.
He bought this winery and land in 1971 on a holiday to Umbria, designed he golf course himself and apparently loved spending time here. His only child Patrizia Lamborghini , has run and managed the golf course and winery for many years after Enzo Lamborghini died . Unfortunately, it probably hasn't been a great passion for her, and hasn't been maintained or maximised as well as could have been.
However , The wines ...
... restaurant and Pranza / lunch was served to Fabio and I . Mama Mia Madonna ....it was fantastico. We watched with amazement how a whole restaurant was also fed at the same time, marvelling at this little dynamo Nonna Anna.
We waddled out of the restaurant with a huge " doggie- bag" ( don't know what that is in Italiano) .....enough for several more meals
Ciao until next time ...... Ros and Noel xxxxx