Chianti Classico Area to Siena
Trip Start Oct 04, 2006
22Trip End Oct 21, 2006
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Just when I thought this hike was going to be a piece of cake, we reached a trail through a vineyard on a hill that just wouldn't quit! We paused, from time to time, to catch our breath and munch on delicious malvesi grapes that had been left behind after the harvest....and we were finally rewarded, at the top of the hill, by reaching our destination, the lovely Ristorante Riserva De Fizzano
Anyway, they had a lovely table set up for us al fresco and we enjoyed sparkling white wine, a Caprese salad and various other plates of goodies. Delicious!
After a long rest and enough time to explore the lovely grounds, we found our bus waiting for us a little bit down the road and, eventually, rumbled into Siena.
Siena is large and noisy -- and, frankly, our hotel is a dive. But Gary and I had a nice evening exploring il Campo after a whirlwind "See-Siena-In-Half-An-Hour" orientation by our guide.
Had Ribolitta and pizza -- plus Chianti and espresso-- at La Speranza. Managed to win a smile from a stressed out waiter that mumbled "Stupida gente" at the couple a few tables away...and then walked around a bit more, enjoying Siena after dark. It's beautiful at night and we can't wait to see the rest of the city tomorrow.