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We slept in, and had breakfast at 9:30. Then we were off to Radda for a lovely morning of walking around town, coffee at a caffe, and an internet stop. I bought a pretty white and gold shawl and some red Italian Crocs for 12 Euro. They seem to work well on my still sore blister. We had a lovely lunch at Le Vigne. Brad ordered assorted crostini, and fagottini (like tortellini stuffed with spinach and pecorino) with basil and tomatos. I had a delicious pork loin slices with cooked apples and onions. There were some "ugly American" ladies there, and I apologized to the owner for their embarrassing behavior.


After lunch, we drove toward Giaole, to Rampini Ceramiche. BIG TROUBLE!!! I fell in love...with a new pattern. Oh, I HAD to have these dishes! I bought a set of 8 dinner, salad, and pasta bowls, a platter and pasta bowl. Hey, they match my yellow chargers, so I didn't need any of those! I am SO BAD! Brad was very quiet, but admitted the pattern was beautiful when we left. We returned to our room for an afternoon nap.


DInner on the terrace at Vescovino in Panzano was a beautiful setting, and one of our top three meals. We were given a glass of prosecco to start. We had a sformato di pecorino with a pear salad to start. Our pastas were penne with fresh sausage for me and pappardelle with chingale sauce for Brad. He then had a duck breast in wine sauce, and I had rack of lamb with minted zucchini. We shared a panna cotta drank a bottle of vine, and ended with coffee. We shared Slow Travel cards with two couples from Laguna beach who were in a villa here for 5 weeks. It turns out they had taken Diva's cooking class.

Comments (7)


OMG, Palma, I love that new dish pattern! It looks like an orange rim, and that is my very favorite color!

Hopefully, those were shipped - it sounds like way too much for your sherpa Brad to carry!

Brad looks as if he recovered rather quickly from the new set of dishes! LOL


small world!
I have ONE of those plates.. I adore the pattern.
you are truly married to a saint!

sorry to have missed you here..
we probably passed in the Delta air!!

Are we going to see a panoramic view of all the shopping some day?



The Mods won't let me post 100 photos on my blog all at once! Come visit, and I will show you every treasure!
Maybe I could learn how to do a slideshow? (major motion picture?) Sounds like a photo project. I'll "think on it"!

LOL Can you noit pile it all into a corner and use a panoramic lens? I'm very curious.

BTW, you looked fabulous every time and in every photo. I live here and couldn't pull that off for 3 weeks running.


Grazie mia amica, Judith!

I'll see what I can do when the crates begin to arrive! Guess I better go and start unpacking the rest!

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