Agriturismo Il Poggione
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... are also done if the beautiful hand painted and written books on display in glass cabinets dating from the fifteenth century.
Next we went to the museum, inside were some wonderful paintings, the highlight was the wooden panels that made up a screen for the cathedrals alter depicting the Passion if Christ. From this museum we climbed the 80 or so steps to the viewing gallery, there were great views across the rooftops.
When we woke up it was very cold, the thermometer was reading 3 degrees, we put the heating on and stayed in bed until things began to warm up. I looked like my old grandmother used to, with a pashmina wrapped around my head and shoulders to keep warm. Inside the top cupboards there was a thin layer of ice, we wondered just how cold it had been overnight? Once we had eaten breakfast Les set about mending yet another ...
... back to 500 BC. It was an interesting tour. They grow their grapes just outside the gates and then bring the juice into town to ferment in oak barrels down in the caves. We also went down into an Etruscan tomb. Notice the picture of the cow head on the cave wall that shows up really well with flash. During the war, the caves were used as shelter and the tomb was used as a freezer with layers of ice and ...
... perched on high atop steep hills that provide the residents a safe refuge during the intermittent wars that raged in central Italy. In the middle ages the region was caught up in conflicts between the northern Italian city states of Florence and Siena. The region was also embroiled in the periodic fighting between supporters of the German Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy. The region became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and ...
... one son/daughter-in-law of the couple from Michigan. The other grandparents were from Singapore and their daughter was married to one of the sons of the Michigan grandparents. Got that?
To the left of me was an especially rowdy group of local and nearby Italians (so from Montalcino and Grossetto). They chatted away with me in Italian--me of course much more haltingly than they and without any of the proper hand gesturing that is critical to speaking ...