Villaggio Le Querce
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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 ...
... sampling many olive 2015 Nuovo Di Olio from proud producers.
Lots of locale vino, bruschetta, Pomodoros, and other gorgeous produce was also seasonal and ripe.
We would have bought 1litre of each producers oil, if we could, they were just so good...... But we had to pick just one, as I was advised by the luggage "police" (aka Noel). So our favourite vineyard , Madrevita got the vote ...... Funny that, they too have a Labrador , a gorgeous ...
... 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. ...
... used widely in Itlay and France for vino.
Chestnuts aside .......Piegaro is a lovely little town.......enjoy the pics !!
Next day ...Ronaldo, Fabio and Rosalinda decided to visit Pienza, about 20 mins from Panicale. It is home to the yummy Pecorino cheese , made from ewe's milk (lady sheep,for those of "ewe" that are not from the country !!!)
This time the visit exceeded our expectations. Pienza is ...
... 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