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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Buonconvento May 26th 2013

Suzy set off to from Cortona to the town of Buon Convento. Last year as we passed through I had said that if there was anything good there I would eat my hat. It looked the most disinteresting of towns but Glenn assured me that inside I would find some real history . The journey was through typically beautiful Tuscan countryside. The yellow broom bloomed on the side of the road and the banks were covered with pale lemon dandelion like flowers, crimson clover three times the size of the clover we see back home in the United Kingdom and poppies the colour of red pillar boxes. We approached the town which had looked very industrial the last time we came . Hence my comment that there would be nothing there. We found the free sosta ... read more
Buon Convento
Buon Convento

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Buonconvento May 23rd 2011

Our Italian 3 week road trip is drawing close to the end. After visiting numerous Tuscan hilltowns we made a loop along the Maremma Coast line. We drove along the seacoast in a very remote area and Italian roadsigns are not my strong suit. I think we ended up on a road only meant for donkeys. The boys and I have been off-roading many times, but this was Jane's first experience. Our little Fiat did fine and we were both glad to get back to a paved road. After that we headed back up into the hills of the Maremma region of Tuscany. The Roman Terme (Hot Spring) of Saturnia was a highlight and we stayed in a family-run B&B nearby for several days. Yesterday we hiked to the top of Monte Amiata, the highest point ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Buonconvento June 19th 2010

Geo: 43.1336, 11.4834It was rather wet and overcast on Saturday morning, which helped us all to sleep in. Then, we decided to take it very easy – we went out to some local markets at a very nice town nearby (Buonconvento) which has recently been "renovated" and is bustling with tourist activity. We bought some supplies for lunch – the fruit and vege markets were interesting, but I think it's a hard way to buy your groceries, and let's just say that they think you are strange if you ask if they have women's shoes in a size 41 (I didn't want to confess that I sometimes take a 42 – its only a size 10, for goodness sake)We drove home a different way, stopping at a monastery (Monte Oliveto Maggiore) but just as we were ... read more
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