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Coverciano

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day11

    Day 9, 10 & 11. Florence.

    September 4, 2017 in Italy

    Our relocation to Florence created no problems for us but the conductor on the train was run ragged by people trying to avoid paying. You had to hand it to him, In difficult circumstances he did a good job.
    We are staying on the outskirts of town and the Via Francesco runs practically past our front door. It will reduce the first day's walk by over 3 kms.
    Our major task here is to visit the Basilica Santa Croce for our first stamp in the pilgrim passport. We were unsuccessful on the Sunday ( bookshop in Basilica closed) but today we succeeded.
    It was on the mid 90's we were here last during a two week Italian course. Shirl used to sightsee in the morning whilst I toiled in the classroom. We used to meet early afternoon in the Piazza della Signorina by the statue of David. It's all changed as the steps have been removed.
    We have revisited all the popular places along with thousand of other tourists. The queues for the Uffizi, Duomo and the Basilica were huge. The city is taking it in.
    We are anxious to start walking tomorrow and our plans are well advanced. Some of the places we were going to stay in are closed. They only open for the summer. It means a couple of longer days but it's manageable. There are several stages we won't due as the distances between accomodation are too long for us.
    We are ready to go and looking forward to tomorrow.
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  • Day15

    Hostel Santi 7 Florence

    July 8, 2016 in Italy

    Arrived at 12:30 yesterday, it was around 35 degrees until the early evening so we made the most of the hostel, its happy hour and the budget wine from the shop next door. This is the first time we have properly chilled since we left home! This morning we got up at 6:30 to get into the city centre for 8, missing the hoards of tourists and crazy temperatures. We were only in the city centre for a few hours but we saw a lot, only downside is we weren't allowed in the cathedral only wearing vests and shorts. Since we got back in the afternoon we have been chilling again (with more wine), making the most of the all you can eat buffet and avoiding scottish people discussing the last episode of game of thrones which we still haven't seen...Read more

  • Day16

    Dinner at fortevino

    June 20, 2017 in Italy

    This restaurant had been open for 45 days, and is owned by the same family as our hotel. Lizzie got a meats and cheeses platter, and I got a steak in Gorgonzola sauce. It was really good, even though we got there as the kitchen was about to close (10:30)

  • Day17

    Dinner at trattoria di' sordo

    June 21, 2017 in Italy

    We arrived 10 minutes before the kitchen closed (guess that's a pattern for us.. why does everyone close at 1030?) But got proscuitto and mozzarella appetizers, I got pasta Alla amatriciana, and Lizzie got ravioli. Dessert was a nice tiramisu. Maybe we are getting predictable...

  • Day18

    Back to serafini for lunch

    June 22, 2017 in Italy

    We slept in and then walked back over to the cafe. I didn't see the big pistachio eclairs so I just got a sandwich, which is just as well since my stomach has been bothering me this week. Lizzie got a sandwich and some pasta.

    Incidentally, while trying to soothe my stomach I discovered that Italian espresso is really good. Plus Lizzie found the eclairs. Woot!

    Oh, and for all that the bill was only 27€. Italy is all right by me.Read more

  • Day18

    .. and oh my God did we do it right. We start with the traditional Tuscan appetizer platter... Which turned out to be a ton of things each more delicious than the last. Pea souffle, pate and tomato bruschetta, fried zucchini flowers and ricotta, a sliced meat plate, and an incredible cucumber and tomato salad that makes mine look like child's play.

    Then as if that weren't enough, Lizzie got a veal steak with truffle and I got a steak steak with balsamic glaze and a side salad. Neither was on the menu - Lizzie's was the daily special and the chef created mine when I ordered a steak designed to serve 2 by accident. That would have been 1 kilogram - way to much for me. The resulting filet was tender, juicy, perfectly cooked, and delicious. Lizzie's truffle we also scrumptious; in her words: "uhhhmmm.. yeah. I don't even know. Mouth watering veal and spinach that made me feel like I shouldn't ever cook spinach again, since it won't compare."

    The owner was at our table along with our server, and helped us order, and her daughter operated the till. Family owned and operated by friendly people, delicious and creative meals, and the best tomatoes I've eaten in Italy.

    Finally we had the daily special cake, with Chantilly cream, fresh fruit, and chocolate caramel stripe goodness. Practically had to roll us out the door.

    I am so sad we only discovered this place on our last day, everything was so good.
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