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Tuscany

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We drove from Ravenna down to the Tolls' today, via two nice Tuscan hill towns.

The first, Montefollonico, contained a restaurant recommended in Osterie d'Italia. It was not open. The visit was not a total loss, though -- it's a nice twelfth-century stone-built town with great views out over the Val D'Orcia.

Colleen rests her feet on the steps of San Lorenzo:

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It was also not a total loss because we found another good restaurant for lunch. Colleen had green ravioli with ricotta. I had pici all'aglione, hand-rolled spaghetti in a garlicky tomato sauce.

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We split a nice bottle of Rosso di Montepulciano with lunch, then (after an hour or so of walking it off), drove to Montepulciano to walk around the classic Tuscan wine town. The reward at the top (and it's way up there) is the Piazza Grande, with views for miles around.

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Posted by elefantstn 14:23 Archived in Italy Tagged postcards

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Josh - the commentary and pictures, as always, are beautiful. And you're making me hungry! You should move to Italy already, so we could come visit all the time. What do you think? By the way, I'm in Camp Hill right now. Hopefully I'll see you guys before going back to London on Thursday.

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