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.
The majority of my morning yesterday was spent building a small, seemingly simplistic table from Ikea for the shop at the farm. But as in the United States, constructing Ikea furniture can never be a simple task. Two and a half hours later, after building, UNbuilding and REbuilding the 'tavolino' (that's Italian, not Swedish), I lugged it under a large window in the shop. It looks good, I must say.
I spent a lot of time chatting with Sylvia, ...
... is brick and travertine. Since 1997, it has housed a palaeontological museum.
The Church of San Lorenzo, built by the Augustinian order in Gothic-Romanesque style. In 1495, it was the seat of the meeting between Charles VIII of France and Girolamo Savonarola. The interior houses a painting by Neri di Bicci of St. Nicholas, a 14th-century wooden crucifix by Giovanni d'Agostino and a painting of the Madonna delle Grazie.
Santuario del Romituzzo, an ancient ...
... 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 ...
... and thinking that 8.30am was a little early to taste wine explored the little village where the previous night we had shopped for supplies. Locating a typical Italian bar, come coffee shop, we took part in the great Italian tradition of coffee at the bar with a Panini or cake ( well some of us did have cake , not me ) we had between the four of us 6 cups of coffee , pot of tea , two panini and two dolce (cakes) and the total cost was €13 how good ...