05.06.2011 - 12.06.2011 25 °C
After 3 nights in Venice we headed south to our most anticipated 1 week stay in Terriacolia in the Pisan Hills Tuscany. As we drove to the Agriturismo the scenery did not disappoint, everywhere you look you see olive trees and grape vines amongst hill towns.
The owners of our Villa met us and Mara and Franco don't speak a word of English but there son did a great job of translating. It was clear by her gestures she liked the girls. She offered to make our dinner for the night and we accepted. she returned 5 minutes later with a bottle of their wine, olive oil and a bowl of apricots. This hospitality has not stopped all week as we have been kept knee deep in apricots , peaches, cherries, zucchinis and lettuce. The dinner that night was incredible and just what we needed.
The girls have made them selves at home around the villa and befriended their dog and tiny kitten. They have been swimming everyday and loving it.
We have ventured out to sightsee in San Giminagno and Volterra and Lucca. Volterra was amazing just what you expect an Italian town to look like. The girls loved shopping there and bought lots of alabaster rock shapes.
We got a big shock when I went to send 9 postcards and got charged 2 euro each ($4) so we wont be sending many more until we return to England.
Today we drove to the Florence War cemetary and tomorrow we have a rest day before we head towards Rome.