Until Sunrise in Rome

October 16 Prior to dinner, we bade goodbye to Maria and Felipe, our Tuscany Airbnb hosts, and got ready to leave for Rome. Our dirty car got hosed off and and we rode it next morning to Chiusi where it got returned to Hertz located next to the train station from which we boarded the … Continue reading Until Sunrise in Rome

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Breath Halted in Val D’orcia

October 15 Heading out early to Abbadia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, we found the monastery shrouded in fog and its parking lot empty. Nice and quiet. Just the place for contemplation. . Impressive red-bricked tower with terraced restaurant greeted our arrival. We entered via a drawbridge. Following the sloping brick walkways, lined with tall cypress, … Continue reading Breath Halted in Val D’orcia