Saturday morning we went to Siena. I find Siena is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. Mostly because the cathedral in black and white is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. We started at the Piazza del Campo.
City hall is situated here and we saw a lot of Italians all dressed up waiting outside. They were waiting on a bride and groom. They asked us if we wanted to throw rice at the married couple too and we agreed. This was fun.
After that we went to the cathedral. I can just sit there and watch at the beauty of this cathedral. It’s completely black and white and made of marble.
We went back to the azienda and relaxed a bit at the pool and went to San Gimignano around 5 pm. There was a harvest festival that night which we wanted to see and it was so much fun. The whole town was dressed up in clothes like they used to wear a couple of ages ago. What was very impressive was a flag show, what those boys and girls did with their flags was amazing. We had some dinner there, I had a pizza with ham and mushrooms.
Sunday was our last travelling day. Temperatures were now around 37 (100 degrees) which was hot. Because Pisa was on our way, we decided to make a stop there. The city itself isn’t that interesting (we think) but the tower still is amazing to see. It was extremely busy there. We walked around for a bit and went to our next destination.
This was more a hotel than an azienda but it was a very nice place. We spent the afternoon at the pool and had dinner at the restaurant next to the hotel. This was very good. We shared the antipasti and I had a pasta with white meat and mushrooms after that. The desserts there were delicious, I choose pannacotta with strawberry.
Monday was our last day. It was very hot again and we went for a few hours to Lucca and walked around.
We got back at the hotel around noon where there was a picnic basket waiting for us with bread, cheese, fruits, water and wine. We went to a little forest close by and had our lunch there.
The afternoon was spent at the pool. It was too hot to do anything else. At 6 pm we had a wine tastery. The hotel makes their own wine (3 kinds) and we got to taste all three of them.
Our last dinner was at the restaurant at the hotel again. This time I had a steak with roasted potatoes and some salad. For dessert we had meringue with whipped cream and forest fruits.
Although we have only been in Italy for 11 days, it felt much longer because we have done and seen so much during this trip. I have to be honest that after 11 days we were ready to go home. We had a fantastic time.
See you again in the future Italy!