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The famous fish steamer  

The famous fish steamer

Hit the mountain towns - Montepulciano and San Quirico D'Orcia

June 22nd 2011
We made it to Montepulciano just in time for a late lunch today. After our big day in Florence, no-one felt much like revving up early. Don't tell, but as we got up so late and it was SOOO hot, we stopped and had ice-cream for breakfast in Asciano on the way! Montepulciano reminded me a little of San Gimignano, but felt a bit less touristy and was certainly quieter. I felt like we had ea ... read more
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