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... here and into the pool. Now it's out for a celebratory dinner on the Piazza!
It's Sienna tomorrow and Florence the next day before we head south.
We have cancelled a booking in Vasto on the Adriatic coast as we feel it is too far and too hot, and we are heading along the opposite coast where we will find somewhere as we go till we get to Amalfi for our next stop.
Love to you all
Maureen Murdoch and Lauren - The 30 year old..
... what grabs me the most. I have such a respect for the history of all of these places we have been. To really think about life several centuries ago is mesmerizing.
I love history - I miss doing it! I couldn't do it as a career.. But to learn about it is truly something special. After our little exploration of the crypt we headed for the baptistery. Here we saw the masterpiece by Donatello and ?? Cathedral
Terraces After our walk up the terraces ...
... see if I can convince anyone walking by to use their phone to call. We opt for 2 and I start piecing together words from my cheat sheet like can you help us?, and reserved room, man is late, do you have a phone, etc. Just before 1600, the man we saw earlier emerges and I say uomini ritardo ( man is late). He does not speak any English and he buzzes someone else in the building, talks to her, and then says and gestures, I should call the number on the buzzer. I say no telephone, ...
... in history and incomparably beautiful countryside.
After lingering most of the day in this area, we head back to our B & B for a 'freshen up' prior to our ritualistic search for another Tuscan hill which beholds a hidden magical eatery. ...
The night's sleep in our farm B & B was most peaceful and restful. We had a self-contained apartment in the old stone building which was the main homestead. The typical Tuscan farmhouse sits atop an estate of approximately 18 hectares which are mainly cultivated with olive trees. The large garden and panoramic terrace affords views across the surrounding valleys and beyond.
We start the day with a drive toward the Medici Villa ...