TripAdvisor Reviews Agriturismo Acquaviva Cortona
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... buildings, land and information made us feel like we were experiencing something we haven’t known before – a secret life.
We left and managed to get back to see the boys playing their soccer match which was great. The stadium was amazing, with lights, great grounds and facilities. After Levane the Fiorentino team was playing – higher league, very purple and professional looking. Back home to Silivia & ...
... and on the road,l...but finally, we were in route to Cortona. Cortona is an ancient Hillside town. It also happens to be where one of my favorite books and movies, "Under the Tuscan Sun" was made. We booked a room at the Hotel Italia, which is an unbelievably beautiful hotel, 1000 years old. We had booked a regular 'double', but the very smart desk clerk 'showed' us the 'suite with a view'. OMGosh,....it ...
... fashion, Giancarlo offers us his homemade digestivi - 2 different alcohol, citrus, and herb based cordials. After more than 3 hours of dining we are now believers in the Lo Steccheto experience. And it truly is an experience!!! Thank you Giancarlo, Luanna, and Marco.
To complete our day we drive to the beautiful and classic Tuscan hilltown of Cortona, recently made famous by author Frances Mayes in her book Under The Tuscan Sun. But ...
... Shayna bought a clock
and dad bought a doorbell that screws on to the outside of your house.
Once we finished looking at all the shops we found somewhere for dinner.
For dinner, Dad and I had lasagne, Shayna had vegetarian lasagne and
Mum had a seafood risotto. It was really hard to order because we
couldn't understand what the waiter was saying and he couldn't
understand us. After dinner we walked back down the hill and went home. J
... the best part of the day was that, when Livia asked what the kids wanted to do, they both said they wanted to stay with me. Boom!
The rest of the day passed slowly and uneventfully. The children made 'una corsa'
(a race course) in the kitchen, using 107 boxes and books and other assorted things. They were allowed to keep it up for tonight but I just know the knowledge that I have to put it all away tomorrow is going to keep me awake...