Podere S. Apollonia

Castroncello 47, Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, 52043, Italy | Ranch
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A Taste of Tuscany

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom


Today was our cooking day. Lesley picked us up and drove us to her house in another nearby village. She is from England , but has lived in Italy for 11 years. She had Lisenna helping, who only spoke Italian. We made 4 courses. For our antipasti we made La Ribollita, or Tuscan bean soup. Our first course was gnocchi with a cheese sauce. We added spinach and tomato paste to some of the potato to make them green, red and white. Our second ...

Italian Birthday Adventures

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom


In the morning, after checking out, we drove a few miles down the road to a winery. We had a great tour and learned all about how they grow the grapes and care for them. Probably more information than I wanted to know, but Tom really enjoyed it. We then tasted several of their wines with some local food. I enjoyed this part the best. :). On the way to Montalcino we made a couple of stops. First we stopped in Cortona and walked around the town. It was a typical ...

Time for one more church !

A travel blog entry by hassell


... we went into one old building that looked amazing. We thought we heard english, but it didn't seem to make much sense. Grant then pointed out that it was a workshop on non-linear fractional differential equations (I think I got this right) so we decided to run.

After a walk around the main central area, we headed off to an old villa that was the home to Perugia wealthest family. We only went into a few rooms, but it was an amazing old place ...

Trip to Cortona

A travel blog entry by hassell


... up to the Fortress which was located behind St Margherita church, amazing views over Tuscany from there!

On our way home we decided to visit a castle which is located on a hill, but when we got there its now no longer open to the public. It was quite a steep and narrow drive up so was very dissapointng. We asked the owner here (Maria) about it and and she told us via sign language and bits of italian and english that ...

Il Palio!!

A travel blog entry by emily.bulow


... railing. Following the horses, mine is in back. 360 turn and they are by us again. My horse is second to last. 360 turn and they're back. My horse starts making moves. I see a horse without a jockey. Don't know how that happened. 360 turn and they pass us for the final time (we were at the last turn) and head to the finish AND THE WINNER IS ....

"Um Natasha did you see who won?"
"Nope, but I'm guessing it's the green and yellow guys that are running ...


This ranch, located on Castroncello 47, Castiglion Fiorentino, is near Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona's Cathedral (Duomo), and Badia.
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