Agriturismo Poggio d'Arno
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... countryside it is very peaceful, a welcome change from the nightlong sirens and traffic of Vienna.
After settling in we popped down to the village to pick up provisions-wine, pecorino, prosciutto and bread, all that we needed to celebrate our arrival in Tuscany. Life is sweet!
Best things about Day 7: Pecorino cheese and drinkable wine for less than 3 euros.
Worst thing: scary back roads of the Tuscan hills.
... Anunciazione, and inside the church of the same name. Holy cow. It was even more decorated than San Miniato, if you can believe it. There was gold-covered carving alllll over the ceiling, which I spent most of my time inside craning my neck back to look at. There were enormous paintings on all of the walls, and a section dripping in antique lamps. We were only there for a few minutes before an announcement came on telling us (in five different languages) that the church ...
... to Our Lady, highlighted by the white robe of the monks. It seems to be a very serene place.
More driving through the gorgeous countryside and we arrive in the little town of San Giovanni d'Assso. This gorgeous little hilltop village is home to the Museo del Tartufo (White Truffle Museum), which we visit after having a wander round town and lunch at a quaint little restaurant, of which the highlight in many of the dishes is Tartufo or as ...
Haleigh, Gina and I spent Saturday and Sunday in Siena, Italy. Siena is one word...breathtaking. There are so many rolling hills and every where is a different view of Tuscany. The atmosphere in Siena feels like vacation-mode. Everyone is laughing, smiling and soaking up sun in Piazza del Campo. Piazza del Campo has been one of my favorite places in Italy so far. It felt like being back on a college mall lawn (except that it is totally normal to have open ...
... before we caught a night-train to Vienna. But we found
that a few hours was enough to cover the major sights.
The huge duomo was mind-blowing on the outside but comparatively
plain on the inside. The highlight of the visit was hiking up to San Miniato al
Monte, the Benedictine church on the hill overlooking the city. Every
evening at mass, the monks assemble in an ...