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Jun 6, 2018 - Breakaways 'Treasures of Tuscany' June 6, 2018 Pienza, Montichello & Montepulciano

9.5km 270M ascent Buongourno! The routine continues 7am alarm and off to breakfast. Today's journey takes the group by bus to the gorgeous hilltop town of Pienza (my personal favourite!). Pienza was once a small village named Corsignana, where Pope Plus II was born. When he became Pope in 1459 he commissioned the most famous architect of his day, Bernardo Rossellini, to create a city fit for a Pope on the site of his birthplace. Plus died within three years of the completion of the city, which was largely ignored by future Popes, leaving us...

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May 23, 2013 - La Foce and Chianciano Terme

Finally an awesome nights sleep! A slightly foggy morning and we were happy to relax in our room enjoying the view a little later than usual. The plan for today is to visit some nearby gardens, la Foce, just outside of Chianciano Terme. This will also allow us time in the afternoon to explore some of the sights in Montepulciano itself before we depart tomorrow for the Amalfi coast. Well la Foce was a bust. We arrived to a pretty empty place. When we walked into reception we heard another couple asking about alternate walking routes. From...

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May 20, 2013 - Montepulciano

It was a treat to sleep until 9 am today without our neighbors waking us! Bryan was surprised to find me typing this journal in the bathroom (I woke before him and didn't want to wake him). Hey, it had plenty of room, a great seat and perfect light from the window. :0) Just outside of our room us the central reception area of our hotel, a large gathering area with sofas, tables, and a bar. Breakfast is available here daily. We each had a pastry, me with a cappuccino, Bryan with a cup of chocolate (which he had to water down with milk it was...

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May 19, 2013 - Pienza and Montepulciano

Another early morning with minimal sleep (did I mention Europe is known for rock hard beds and flat pillows? Not ideal for someone with a picky neck and back). Bryan and I were excited to continue our adventure in another town and another bed. We enjoyed breakfast overlooking the countryside, packed our bags, checked out, and took our last drive out of Montalcino (for this visit anyway). On our way to Montepulciano we had to drive by Pienza, making it the perfect time to visit. Antonio, our driver from Livorno to Cinque Terre last year,...

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Mar 11, 2009 - Our photos so far

Tuesday morning started well with an early breakfast and brisk excercise taking our cases up to the car (50 steps etc). Our destination was Bolsena where we had enjoyed a great holiday 6 years ago. We pulled away at 9.30 to miss the rush hour traffic and tomtom took us quickly to the E35 Which we had followed from Belgium. We have to recount however that Norah, TOMTOMS pet name, is not infallible. She told us to take the first left on one roundabout and ended up in a trailor park then on another she said take the fifth exit on a roundabout...

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Mar 10, 2009 - Swiss wonders

Sorry you had to wait so long for the latest riveting episode but WIFI is different overseas. I will also run out of excuses soon. Judy has asked for the weather report to be part of the log so here goes for the last ten days- Up til Dieburg the weather was lousy with day temps up to 8 degrees and occasional rain (it poured in Antwerp). To illustrate we have included several photos, God willing. By the way I forgot to mention that we blew three days budget on a fantastic Chinese meal in Mulhouse. To continue the story (by the way our bottle...

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May 18, 2006 - Tuscany Week 2 - Fiesole, Florence, Montepulciano

Just wrote a whole huge log and then lost the lot because this dicky internet station logged me out !!!!!!!!!! SOOOOO pissed off !!!!!!!!! OK, had to drive around a whole lot of little back roads near Radda to calm down, and now its a new day, so here goes again. Fiesole (in the hills overlooking Florence) On one of our most challenging days of driving we are heading to Fiesole. The Don successfully negotiates firstly the autostrada into Florence, then lots of roads through the Florentine suburbs, and later in the day tiny narrow alleys. I...

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