Day 7 of Italy Trip: Lazing in Toscana

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We are at a farmhouse in a hill town in Tuscany.

Below us are rows of olive tree, most of them seem stripped of olives ( is the picking season over?).

The driveway to the farmhouse is lined with Cypress trees.

Far in the distance are the blue rolling hills of Tuscany – stretched out as far as the eye can see.

Above us, a killing up hill walk away, are the ancient Etruscan walls that line the medieval hill town of Volterra.

The streets are cobbled – lined with small shops. There are tourists – but not too many!

We shop at a grocery store for Chianti, pasta, pomodoro (tomato), formaggio ( cheese). And other boring things.

We try out our scanty Italian -Solo Pane ( me at the store where we went to have coffee and discovered it was a bakery), Ciao ( with a lot of attitude, from Appa).

N plays with the cat that belongs to the family here – his name is Cappucino.

Appa is enamored with the Espresso kettle. After experimenting with it for half hour, he figured out it needs steam. And made himself a delicious espresso.

I am enamored with our apartment – feel like I am living here. Appa and I decide to take a blueprint of this – for our future house. What a place. Massimo is a graphic designer. He must have decorated the place.

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7 thoughts on “Day 7 of Italy Trip: Lazing in Toscana

  1. Gol Singh October 13, 2008 / 9:56 am

    Can’t wait to join you!

  2. lostonthestreet October 13, 2008 / 10:16 am

    I am totally Jealous now, and even I want to join u guys!!!

  3. BD October 13, 2008 / 4:46 pm

    I am really interested in what all boring things you bought? And a picture is probably worth 1000 words here, so please send some 🙂

    Ciao
    -B

  4. S October 17, 2008 / 5:20 pm

    I can’t wait to see AppaAppa pics.. Looks like he is doing nothing but eating and drinking

  5. S October 17, 2008 / 5:22 pm

    I can’t wait to see AppaAppa pics.. Looks like he is doing nothing but eating and drinking

  6. kopili October 22, 2008 / 3:05 am

    Pics coming soon. Appa is in charge of downloading the pics. heh heh

  7. VV October 22, 2008 / 10:00 am

    Am really J!!! Also, the overnight drop in temperature from 18 degrees to 2 degrees celsius outside and the thought of you slurping authentic gelatos is making things slightly brutal :-)!!! Am in the midst of reading the book u left behind, Under the Tuscan Sun and your description of the farmhouse sounds so much like the one in the book!!! (…probably better!)

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