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  • Day9

    Monteriggoni, vissza a kozepkorba

    July 14, 2017 in Italy

    Már az út elején kineztuk,h középkori fesztivál lesz Monteriggoniban, naná, h ott a helyünk! :) En meg voltam róla győződve, hogy Monteriggoni új lesz nekem- hat nem...kiderült, h anno voltam itt is. De nem baj, mert most viszont a fesztiválnak köszönhetően tenyleg visszacsoppentunk a középkorba. Tiszta mestersegek ünnepe vagy Kapolcs, olasz módra. És a díszlet maga a kisváros.

    Középkori ruhákba beoltozott alakok: a kisasszonytol, az udvari bolondon keresztul a mestereken és leprasokon at egészen a szerzetesekig és biborosig mindennel találkoztunk.
    Váltani kellett középkori pénzt, mert benn csak azzal lehetett fizetni- Marcinak meg is vettük a kézműves sört és a kenyerlepenyt, nekem meg a keramiapoharas sangriat.

    A főterén folyamatosan szólt a zene- amikor megerkeztunk, éppen egy magyar dudás együttes zenelt. :)))

    Ami a legviccesebb volt, h vettünk hustalat zöldséggel, es azon rohogtunk Marcival, h kb 10en próbáltak egyszerre kiszolgálni minket és folyamatosan egymasba ütköztek. :) Eleg céhes volt, ahogy Marci mondana. Vagy csak szimplán olyan olaszos.:)

    Osszessegeben nagy elmény volt ez is, kar lett volna kihagyni!
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  • Day3

    Just Go... (just keep right.)

    April 21, 2017 in Italy

    This van is awesome. 7.5m long and 3.2 wide, it goes fine and is massive armchair comfy. Also terrifying on ancient roads 3.3m wide ;) Note, only one of these vehicles is the van. But who is up for holidays in a Fiat 500 with tiny mud terrain tyres? Or a flat bed 125cc, motor bike?

    Driving the camper was a challenge I welcomed - mostly. It felt like being on your driving test - you sort of know what to do but really don't want to get anything wrong.Read more

  • Day6

    Day 6: Florence & Tuscan wine

    October 14, 2017 in Italy

    What a wonderfull beginning, the view, in this city and the awesome breakfast in the sun on the street. Better even tht we stayed one more night here, ideal since you can leave your stuff and have no deadlines at all. Well we had this wine tour booked and planned today. So after seeing a few wonderufll sights in Florence we moved on the the train station where the bus would be leaving for a few stops in Tuscany. The stops would include tasting some wines, something to look out for since it could be tasty ;-). We visited 2 wineries on beautifull farms and we tasted (I would say countless) but I guess 4 wines every time. Every taste was almost a glass half full, that became very gezellig (funny also). I am a very shy person normally :p and after the first winery there were no boundaries anymore ;-). The gate was from the dam :p and the group from the bus picked it up equally. So with this mood we finished the tour and went for diner. Needless to say this was a lot of fun walking back to the centre and on the same pace as those cool Canadian's. When we found the restaurant and ordered more wine the waiter already felt the mood and helped out wonderfull. It could be the wine but I ate the best Pizza ever that night. It was just perfect the 'Il Duomo' and with that this day couldn't be better thanks to Mariska since this was her idea... off course.... it was the wine.Read more

  • Day8


    October 5, 2017 in Italy

    Today was girls' day out! Martha, Leah and I shopped all day in the Siena city center. Fun!!

    Here are a few photos from yesterday's tour of Montalcino. We had a lovely lunch along with one of our wine tastings, and toured the town's church and fort.

    John finally got his bistecca Fiorentina tonight. He says it was excellent but not any better than what he's made at home. I'd say that's accurate.

    Tomorrow we tour Pienza and learn how Pecorino cheese is made. Hopefully the sheep won't smell as bad as our tour guide says they do!
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  • Day9


    October 6, 2017 in Italy

    We took a day trip to Pienza and started, naturally, with a winery tour and tasting, and a visit to the winery's collection of vintage cars. In the village, we toured the church, followed by a lovely lunch and a bit of shopping (we wished we had more time, as we found lots of unique things in the shops here). Then we went on to a local farm that makes Pecorino cheese, for a tour and explanation of the process and, naturally, a tasting... we were very well fed today!Read more

  • Day10

    Off-road trip to a castle

    October 7, 2017 in Italy

    Martha and Paul headed for home at the crack of dawn this morning. 😢 But John and I and Leah and Mike had one more day in Tuscany! We decided to drive through Chianti to see Castello di Brolio and have lunch at the nearby osteria. Mike was delighted to find that a local group of Ferrari enthusiasts had gathered there. What's not to like about a parking lot full of Ferraris?

    On display at the castle was an art installation of flower buds that reflect the castle tower. Try enlarging this photo and hopefully you'll be able to see this detail.

    We took the "long way" back, on a series of unpaved roads through what we later realized was probably private property... the views were stunning!

    Tomorrow we fly home. Hopefully we (and our bags) will make our connection in Paris with no issues. Martha and Paul were an hour late getting out of Florence this morning because of an extra bag on board. They had to unload and rescan all the bags. Sigh. The worst part of travel is going to and from. But there's definitely another trip to Italy in our future.
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  • Day3


    September 18, 2017 in Italy

    Körde sen till den urgamla byn Monteriggioni, byggd 1213. Jättehäftig med hög stadsmur med massa torn runt hela staden. Grymt liten dock. Och så regnade det en hel del. Men det var kul att se!
    Därefter åkte vi tillbaka till Florens och blev avsläppta vid tågstationen.

  • Day3

    Wine tour 2 - Fattoria Lornano

    September 18, 2017 in Italy

    Sen åkte vi till byn Lornano och vingården Fattoria Lornano. Där provade vi lite olika Chianti, Chianti Classico och Super Tuscan. Skillnaden ligger mycket i var druvorna skördats, och att de är kontrollerade på ett visst sätt. Köpte en flaska Super Tuscan - Commendator Enrico.

  • Day148

    I forgot to take a photo, again

    March 24, 2017 in Italy

    Bar dell'orso (bar of the bear). Yummy food. Heather had pasta with radicchio and Gorgonzola. Gordon opted for comfort lasagna. Tirimisu and ricotta torte slathered with chocolate for dolci.

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