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.
OK I'm back online and now have to try and remember everything we've seen in the last few days!!
Ok well churches, churches, churches... or as they call them here cathedrals and basilicas..
Difference between cathedral and basilica.. basilica and relics or artifacts kept within the building of the person it is named after whereas a cathedral does not.
Siena was our afternoon stop after visiting Assissi. Visited a central piazza( ...
... Greve in Chianti... We got lost almost immediately, despite having a GPS. Don't ask! Between asking for directions and stopping for road side food, our 2.5 hour drive ended up taking about 4.5 hours. The last hour of our drive was through rolling valleys, vineyards and hillside villages so who cares?!? We weren't in a rush and enjoyed the scenery all the way to Greve in Chianti. The scenery in Chianti is the most beautiful we have ever seen in our lives. The most picturesque ...
... 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 ...
Today we made the trip to Siena. We had an awesome tour guide. We started off by visiting the church of St. Catherine. It was interesting that when she died, her body parts were scattered all over Europe. I mean this literally. Her right thumb and skull were in the church in Siena. Other body parts are in other cities spread across Europe. After that we saw where the movie Quantum of Solace was filmed. I thought that was pretty cool because I loved that movie. Afterwards, ...