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Under the Tuscan Sun

Beginning in Citta di Pienza (the city of Pienza)


After two full days of travel we're here - and it's bellisimo!
I'm very impressed with the Rome airport - clean and modern and easy to navigate.
Our driver met us and we had a long (over two hour) ride from Rome headed north toward Florence. Gasoline is over 2 euros a litter so that's well over eight dollars a gallon. Yikes! Absolutely beautiful countryside. So reminiscent of the Roman times with the hillside boasting tall cylindrical trees that remind me of our Arborvitae back home.


Perhaps the Biden administration read my blog of yesterday because I'm terribly excited about the fact that I won't have to take a Covid test to return to my own country. I'm already hearing from friends and family of their plans to now travel abroad because the restrictions have been lifted.

We are staying at LaBandita Townhouse in the quaint town of Pienza. I LOVE it!



We decided to have dinner at our hotel cafe this evening - here's a photo of the outdoor restaurant. The food was amazing. We had Ravioli Osseobucco with foie gras - It was Outstanding. Just made my top 10 list of restaurants in the world.



We sat near a cattle rancher form England - close to London - so Jeff and he had a lot to discuss. Many similarities between the two countries of the challenges of raising beef.

It was a short-lived but enjoyable day. Tomorrow we'll spend the day roaming this fascinating city which was built between 1459 and 1462, the realized dream of Pope Pio II ( Enea Silvio Piccolomini) and now a World Heritage site. Hope to "see" you then.

Posted by Where2FromHere 12:42 Archived in Italy

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