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Back in the car and on our way to Montepulciano Grant says… “Ok.. I think we are in Tuscany and the sun is shining… does that mean we can leave now?” Show this guy a movie with anything Italian and forever it will be quoted back to you! (For those who haven't seen it... Under the Tuscan Sun was the reference!).
Essentially today is a travel day. We left at 10am “ish” and should arrive around 3pm. ...
... valleys ...rocky mountains similar to the Swartberg......Villages are high up ... Gypsy villages low down....Messy like squatter camps... The marble quarries are amazing...the countryside is flattening out, we pass groves of olive trees and vineyards as well as prickly pears galore on the roadside ... Tom is salivating! Finally we see the sea. Rod and John are at home again....another place to explore! ...
... of sorts - actually, it's more of a list of suggestions. The usual course of action here is to just let Giancarlo make all the decisions. Our only task is to decide whether we feel like seafood or meat. After clearing that hurdle, a bottle of house wine is uncorked, and the food starts flowing like water. We are treated to a series of 4 different antipasti plates - each more delectable than the last. Then comes a platter of polenta, creamy ...
We had a long day getting here from Paris on Monday, nearly 12 hours of
numerous buses, trains and one flight. Our apartment and the location is
lovely though. Cortona is a gorgeous little town, spreading down the
hill and looks like it probably hasn't changed much over the last few
centuries. We're at the bottom of the hill where we can sit on the
balcony and watch the sun set beyond the olive terraces and Tuscan
For our first ...
... was had in the theatre, which was a fun little novelty. I mean, it wasn't all that nice but I didn't have to cook it so that infinitely improved the flavour. Livia, Luca, Luca's mother (who I think came for the mass/procession) and one of their friends stayed there while the children and I went back to the house (via one of those little machines where you put in a coin, turn a handle and a toy comes out) for a while to play.
the afternoon ...