Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Florine's birthday celebration

June 18, 2012

Florine's birthday - we celebrated with a drive to Montefalco, which is a lovely little town.  It had ancient walls, churches with frescoes and cobblestone streets.  It was a very day.  From Montefalco, we went to have lunch at an agriturismo, Camiano Piccolo.  This was the place we had lunch at during our wine tour.  Lunch was wonderful, and it was great sitting out in the garden, enjoying our food and the view.  After a very long, leisurely meal, we went to a winery, where we had fun tasting some wine and talking to the owner of the winery.  

On our drive home, Petros saw a medieval village as I pulled onto the highway for Perugia.  We decided to exit at the next off ramp and headed towards the village.  We drove through the village and went along some country roads.  The views were fabulous and we ended up on the road by Assisi.  It felt like we went over a couple of mountains before we ended up at the Assisi road.  From there, it was a short drive to the local supermarket for some supplies before we headed back to the villa.  A fantastic meal awaited us at the villa - ravioli with truffle sauce, a cold veal with tuna sauce platter, salad and a lovely apple-strudel like cake with a little candle stuck in the middle of it.  We had sparkling wine with our dinner and dessert wine with the cake.  It was all good.

I will post photos later.

June 19, 2012

We went to Siena for the day.  We visited an enoteca and met a very knowledgeable sommelier, went to the main square, browsed in some stores, had lunch at a lovely restaurant and visited the cathedral.  We had a great day.  I will provide details later.  Have to head off to bed - long day tomorrow as we are going to drive back to Florence.  Ciao!

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