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... and so is the official address for this villa even though the town at the bottom of the long driveway is actually called Casetta.
Crete Senesei is a unique area in Tuscany which is essentially a desert grassland. All that grows here are sunflowers, hay and some sort of grain. In all directions from the hill upon which LaSplandole stands are more golden hills, some topped with villas and ringed with cypress trees. It seldom rains here ...
... McDonalds to be classier here.) The food we've had at dinner never fails to be interesting. We've been told that a lot of what we've had is traditional summertime food, because it doesn't involve a lot of oven use and it has been stupid hot here. A lot of it is cold, such as melon and prosciutto or caprese salad or this dish of potatoes, tuna, and carrots all lined up. I've been very adventurous and eaten everything that's put in front of me, even raw tomatoes. My ...
... many shops open early, but all the locals seem to be attending church. We think there is a christening or wedding, something more than just normal church services. Its lovely just to wander the streets and lane ways, still pinch myself we are here.
We drive on to the little village of Abbazia di monte Oliveto Maggiore which at the bottom of the hill has a large Benedictine monastery. The Archicenobio of Monte Oliveto Maggiore was founded ...
AROUND THE CITY
As we walked around, we passed by the oldest surviving bank in the world - the Monte del Paschi and also Italy's 3rd largest bank. The story goes that when Rome became a religious pilgrimage, people in the north would pass by Siena en route to Rome. The town leveraged the foot traffic by selling goods and offering foreign exchange as a service. This is what started the bank and what made Siena a very prominent city. In fact, Florence and ...
... high above us long after she'd
finished singing. She sang the word "lo", holding notes
for several seconds each to create chords as the sound reverberated -
simple triads that sounded amazing because there was only one person
singing! She was singing in three-part harmony all by herself!
We both left wishing we could magically transport the Spirit of
the Rockies ...