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  • Day10


    September 16, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Von Montalcino aufgebrochen nach Montepulciano. Die Womos werden auf einen extra Parkplatz verdammt, der aber strategisch gar nicht so schlecht liegt und wenn man die Park- und Durchfahrtsprobleme der anderen Parkplätze sieht, auch deutlich entspannter. Montepulciano ist ein recht nettes Städtchen und die vielen kleinen Lädchen haben wirklich viele tolle Sachen zu bieten, wenn man Kunst oder Bilder kaufen will, hier geht was. Die Weine sind nicht mehr ganz so teuer, obwohl es dieselbe Traube ist.
    Nachmittags sind wir dann Richtung Siena aufgebrochen, wo wir bei schwülen 34 Grad erstmal nichts mehr gemacht haben. Abends in Siena überaschenderweise nett Essen gewesen, ganz andere Kombinantionen und es gab wieder Pici, dass sind etwas dickere ( ich sag 3-4mm) runde Nudeln, die ich so bei uns nicht kenne.
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  • Day5

    Montepulciano, avagy a "pulcsi"

    July 10, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Utolsó uticel "Pulcsi", ahogy Marci csak lazán nevezi.:)
    Jóval nagyobb mint az előzőek (12k lakos), és ez egyébként a Lonely Planet bortrip utolsó állomása is, Vino Nobile nevű borarol híres, ami egy 41(!) generáción átívelő, a városban uralkodó dinasztia nevehez fűződik. Veszünk is két palackkal, jól fog jönni ez otthon amikor a nyaralásról merengunk majd.:)
    Egyébként a város domboldara épült, olyan mint egy "pukli", van egy nagy emelkedés, aztán a Piazza Grande nevű főtér a csucson és utána lejtmenet. Mindez termeszetesen hatalmas városfallal körülvéve.

    A városért egyébként Firenze és Siena is küzdött, vegul Firenze hajtotta az uralma alá, ezért több helyen is megjelenik Firenze szimbóluma, az oroszlán.

    Kis borkostolas után sétálunk, de eszeveszett éhesek vagyunk, uh beulunk gyakorlatilag az első helyre, ami annyira nem jó, de legalább eszünk valamit.

    Utána meg séta a varosfal másik kapujáig, megnezzuk a naplementet, meg például a városi órán levő olasz paprikajancsit, aki üti az órát, aztán lassan hazafele vesszük az irányt.
    Több mint 2 óra haza az út, szinte végig szerpentinen, koromsotetben, fáradtan, tényleg alig lehet latni valamit, de Marci derekasan helyt áll. :)
    Utólag egyébként azt mondjuk, hogy ez a város talán kihagyhato lett volna.
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  • Day5


    April 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    This beautiful, hilltop, Tuscan town very quickly stole my heart and captured my imagination with it's cobble-stoned, medieval streets, it's wine cellars and it's stunning views over the Tuscan countryside.

  • Day17

    Tuscany under the clouds

    May 15, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    5am the alarm goes off. 😲 Time to wake up get ready and take the 20 minute walk to our meeting place for our Tuscany tour.
    So excited as this is a place I've been wanting to see for a long time.
    We walk to the door of our hotel only to see the RAIN come down. Not a great way to start our day especially when our tours are outside. Our hotel staff calls a taxi for us. We arrive at Popolo Square. Still very cloudy a drop here and there. Once again, we're early. We walk into a church (they're all over) sit there Pray for no rain, safe travels and health of all our loved ones.
    We figure we'll walk and find a cafe'. We find one have our cappuccinos and share a danish. No pancakes and waffles here. NO STARBUCKS EITHER!! 😲
    We head back to the square line up and get on the bus. 65 people on this tour. Divided by 3 different sticker colors. We're "GOLD"!
    On the way it poured rain for about 5 minutes then it stopped. Two hours for our 1st stop but we did stop at what they called "THE BAR". Thought we were stopping for a drink. It's an old bar building that has become a souvenier and toilet stop. Best part of this place was the FREE SAMPLES. Chocolates, Cookies, Virgin Oils, WINE, Chocolate Truffles, Lotions, Body this point we didn't need to buy snacks.
    Scenery is beautiful. Picturestique❣
    First stop the medieval town of MONTEPULCIANO. This is such an amazing little town John and I could see ourselves living there. What a great retirement place, so calm and peaceful.
    Next stop was a church that has been there for centuries. (Like everything else in Rome) the church was a horse stable before being restored. Gorgeous scenery. We then were taken on a 30 minute drive to an old Tuscan farm for a 3 course meal and wine tasting of 5 different wines. The food "delicious" and cooked by the owner. Sweet lady who reminded me of my Nana. She said I was "BELLA"! LOL
    After being full and tipsy we went off to Montalcino and Pienza. Two other old towns.
    We had the most amazing tour. We loved Rebecca one of our tour guides cuz she always gave us and the couple across from us (from San Juan Capistrano,CA) what was left in the wine bottles. As they say "If you don't ask you'll never know". YES, we asked for more VINO. 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
    We arrived back to Rome at 8pm. Taxi's were very busy so.....YUPPPP WE WALKED BACK TO OUR HOTEL.
    Packed for tomorrow mornings train to Naples. 2 hour train ride then we'll be picked up by a Private car for a 2 hour drive to our hotel in Amalfi Coast.
    Hope to have some SUN to lay out and relax. We've been very lucky weather wise. Rain has shown on forcast then stops when we are out and about.
    Ciao' for now~
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  • Day11

    Explore Tuscany

    June 29, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    The first stop was San Gimignano- found it to be very beautiful. We walked up to the main square. Kids got pizza which was really good (Ricca Pizza). I got Porchetta panini which was very good too. And bought a nice leather duffle bag.

    Next stop was Siena- walked to Piazza del Campo. It was the start of Palio di Provenzano, a horse race dating back to the 14th century. Horses from the 10 city wards race bareback. There was a lot activity. When we reached they were clearing off the Piazza to put bleachers for the race. About 40,000 watch the race. We enjoyed some wine and snacks while enjoying all the hustle and bustle. Big groups of people drinking and singing...I guess cheering for their horse.

    After that, we headed to Montepulciano where we stayed in an old castle. The place was right in the middle of the ZTL zone. We were allowed to drop our luggage and then had to park the car in an assigned parking lot. Driving through some of the narrow streets was quite an experience. The hotel room at Palazzo Carletti was our best on our entire trip. It was a huge room with 20 ft high ceilings. The kid's room was accessed through a spiral metal staircase. All amenities were very modern. Only 5 rooms. Would love to come back to this hotel.

    This place is a small quaint town with pretty shops and restaurants. And we could walk from one end to the other in 10 minutes. We had dinner at Osteria de Conde. Food was good but the service very slow.
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