4 September, 2017

2017 – Volterra Day 1

2017 – Volterra Day 1
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After a good night’s sleep (who am I kidding?) and a wonderful espresso, we’re ready to conquer the roads of Tuscany. Well, there was more than just espresso for breakfast and I have to share since this IS a food and travel blog.  We had blood orange juice which tasted like a blend of traditional
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30 September, 2015

2015 – Day 16 Italy – Florence food, fun & shopping

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Fellow travelers, Well, today is our last day in Florence. Hard to believe we’ve been gone almost a month. Our day started out a little late – we said goodbye to our landlady who was taking off on a vacation of her own. She was very nice and we enjoyed our time with her while
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28 September, 2015

2015 – Day 15 Italy – Welcome to Florence

2015 – Day 15 Italy – Welcome to Florence
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Just an FYI, before we left Opera02 I discovered the way to get to the bottle of grappa in our room. You just lift off the heavy glass casing. Well, figured that out just a little too late. Although Dick and Antimo figured they could drink it, and replace the contents with water – maybe
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25 September, 2015

2015 – Italy Day 12 – Vinegar

2015 – Italy Day 12 – Vinegar
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Okay – on we go with yesterday’s adventures. After I plied Dick’s face off the windshield of our rented Fiat (he was oogling the Ferrari that passed you know) we stopped at a local market to pick up a few picnic items. We were having lunch at the vinegar farm before our tour and tasting.
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24 September, 2015

2015 – Day 11 Italy – Cheese and More Cheese

2015 – Day 11 Italy – Cheese and More Cheese
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It’s Saturday and you know what that means – football! Well, it’s early in the morning and Dick is concentrating on the football scores on the iPad while I’m getting our suitcases together because we are leaving in an hour to head north and change hotels to have a day of cheese and vinegar tasting.
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23 September, 2015

2015 – Italy Day 10 – San Gimignano and Tuscan Adventures

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I have to start with food today because we were offered eggs for breakfast – I’m sure from the chickens on the farm here. Not only that but Dick about fell out of his chair when they also brought him American coffee. He is a very happy camper today and awake. It’s a good thing
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22 September, 2015

2015 – Italy Day 9 – Tuscany Adventure

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Greetings from the Tuscany area. Today was a travel day. Up early and on the train to San Gimignano by 7:00 am. I have to stop for a minute though and tell you this trip that we asked for and Antimo/Voomago planned for us is more than we could have ever conceived. From the pick-up
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