Gli Archi e La Quiete
Travel Blogs from Cortona
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
... with lots of outdoor restaurants in several busy Piazzas. We also drove to Le Celle of St. Francis. It was a monastery built about 1211 by St. Francis and his followers as a place to come and pray. The "cells" were big enough for a bed, table and chair. Currently there are 7 Friars who live there and practice the teachings of St. Francis. It was a beautiful place just to walk through the forest and enjoy nature. When we arrived at our bed and breakfast, the woman knew ...
... beautiful drive through the Tuscany.
One dreary spring day, my mom was feeling under the weather. So, we both decided to go to Oceanside and stay in my time share there. We spent just one night. I sent the kids to bed early, we got ice cream, and we watched the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. She and I both fell in love with the scenery. Everything is yellow. Frances Mayes’ house, Bramasole, was beautiful, the little town ...
... their most difficult states in the evening. God this job has made me bitter!
Today Livia sprung the fact that the kids are now on Easter holidays until Wednesday and that we're going to the country until Monday. I don't know what the internet situation will be out there so this may be the last you here from me until Monday (or ever, depending on how trying the kids are...) so, for now,
Tomorrow we will be going skiing. What I mean when I say 'we' is, Livia and the kids will be skiing; I will, most likely, be spending most of the day plunging head first into the snow and sliding down on my bum. Of course, I'll only be doing that so that I can have something interesting to tell you. It's not because me and skis are not good together or anything like that...
I'm now off to watch the children play 'uno'. Got to love that game.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking