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... known for It's excellente salumi and cheeses, and we had our fill of it all! We the drove up to an even smaller town called Castelluccio, known for growing superb lentils. But we also saw lots of sheep being watched over by a shepherd and sheep dogs. Quant and beautiful!
Enjoy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Yesterday (Friday) we picked olives at the nearby Villa. I don't know why we bothered. The olives are infested with fruit fly larvae. The olives are lumpy. Giovanni opened one up and we could see the larvae in the meat of the olive. Yuck!!! But we did several trees anyway. And, I got to enjoy a picnic lunch of prosciutto, fresh bread ...
We climbed the 56 steps leading up to this impressive House of Worship only to find, not open until 10am, too late for us. However, as we know, if you are there for prayer, there is always a side door. And so there was in this instance also.
The Cathedral is dedicated to St.Andrew. Two Italian cleaning ladies were methodically mopping the floor and quietly chatting. Their ministry to God in that place!
We stayed long enough for ...
Today began early with a 5am wake up call. We were packed, boarded, and on the road by 6:30 headed to Assisi. A three hour nap later we arrived in the beautifully peaceful city. Late morning we had tours of St. Francis church ending at his tomb. After we spent some time there we headed to the hotel to check in and get lunch. Italians eat a lot of carbs, which don't fill you up for very long, so by the time we say down to lunch I was starving. I had some ...
... to Volterra for the novel, but to Montepulciano to take pictures of where the scene was actually shot. So:
It was an unbelievably twisting, corkscrew drive up the mountainside to the town of Volterra. This may have contributed to Hollywood selecting the much more approachable town of Montepulciano as the location for the New Moon scenes. Getting all the movie hardware up to Volterra would have been a harrowing ride ...
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