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Montalcino and Lunch in Pienza

Another picture postcard day in the Val d' orcia!
After coffee, Brad and I took a walk through the various contradas of Montalcino. Some of those streets are pretty steep, but we enjoyed the quiet, pretty residential neighborhoods, some with gardens, and many with flowers by their entries.

Ida and Bill arrived around noon, and after they checked in, we drove to Pienza. We gave them the "nickle tour" of Pienza, and were sitting at Latte di Luna for lunch. After ordering, I got up to walk from our table on the terrace to an area just outside the restaurant to have a smoke, when two women stopped me. One said, "Excuse me, are you on SLOW TRAVEL?" It seems they are "lurkers" from England, and visiting southern Tuscany for 2 weeks. They recognized me! I am a famous Slow Traveler!
Their names are Helen and Kate from London! We chatted about Italy travel, and I encouraged them to become more active ST members. You just never know who reads a blog!!!



For lunch, Brad and I shared pici in ragu, and I had maile arosto, while he had duck with olives. We bought some pecorino, and drove 5K to visit L'Olmo, where we have stayed in the past. We continued our lovely drive toward Sinalunga, and spent a couple of hours at Locanda dell' Amorosa. We wandered the grounds and had drinks in their "piazza".


Comments (3)


Palma, I am so much enjoying your blog and I loved this story! You really are a ST celebrity! Please keep writing your beautiful blog, I feel I am right there in Tuscany with you. Have a wonderful rest of the trip!!


Spending Sunday morning catching up with your travels. I love these small world stories. Mmm..lunch at Latte de Luna (only 15 more months or so).

Geri Coderniz:

Loved reading your blog. It was great to see you and Brad this last weekend. Thanks for the Chico's certificate. I bought an outfit after you left. Hope you had a better trip home. Hugs, Geri

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