Relais Chiara e Lorenzo
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We then decided to take a drive to either Siena, Lucca or San Gimignano .San Gimignano won. It is a walled town set high in the Tuscan hills with spectacular panoramic views of the country side. A perfect day for it we thought.As we arrived we realised that everyone else thought the same. It took a while to find somewhere to park. We were hungry, tired and all needed a toilet stop. The perfect storm.
As soon as we walked into ...
... at me with a blank look and then glaring eyes that were saying 'mum, I told you last night I don't understand'
Then Emilio picked up a stick and drew a map in the dirt, accompanied by hand gestures.
Ahhh - language I understand.
We head up the hill past the olive grove and beyond the vineyard to the big waste bins.
We gave him the thumbs up on our way back down.
The kids played soccer on ...
... is played. Larry showed him a brief video before we left so he would have some idea of what takes place in the quickly built stadium....impressive but not for tourists. A little walk over Ponte alle Grazie, some bread from the Amici delle Ponte Vecchio and home to await the big event....tasting our goodies from our recent tour. Goodies were really good. Pepper olive oil, oregano olive oil, 20 year old balsamic and more of the ...
... and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. We were a little to burned out to properly enjoy the city, mostly we wandered through the streets until we found a restaurant. This was the highlight of Florence. The food was fantastic, the wine was quality, and the atmosphere and service were great. We are on the Frecciarosa to Rome now and are eager to spend three nights in a row in one spot. ...
... but beautiful in every aspect. Italian designer shops, coffee shops, wine bars, quaint restaurants and gelatorias fill in all the spaces.... okay maybe nothing like Chicago ;-) The energy here is amazing - walking down the brick streets you don’t even feel like you are outside. People are everywhere and the buildings are beautifully lit with lights and greenery. So many times we just stopped to take it all in!