Category Archives: Walking

Jaisalmer: Part One

Our first afternoon in Jaisalmer was spent walking through some of the lanes of the town.  Many delightful vignettes presented themselves, although one had to step carefully to avoid the many deposits made by cows. When it became clear that … Continue reading

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Rambles Around Narni: Part Two

After a long away day on Sunday, we decided to stick close to home on Monday.  In aid of that effort, we arranged to have a private, guided walk around Narni.  On our first Narni ramblings with Cindy and Paul … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Seven: The Walking is Finished

Thursday night was the last night of our Inntravel itinerary.  Therefore, Friday was another walking-free day.  But it was an active day, nonetheless.  Michael and I had to get to Siena to pick up our rental car, which will be … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Six: Pienza to Montepulciano

  Thursday, September 1st, proved to be an incredible day.  Having taken Wednesday off, all four of us we ready for some more walking action and the day was perfect for it (although, in all honesty, there was a lot … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Five, cont’d: Pienza

  Once again, our decision not to walk turned out to be a good one.  We were deposited in Pienza at about 1 p.m. and it began to storm about 2 p.m.  Had we walked, we would have been caught … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Five: Big Names and Tiny Cars

As I may have mentioned at the end of yesterday’s blog, given the downpour of Tuesday afternoon/evening/night, we opted not to walk from San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza.  Instead, we decided to have a leisurely breakfast in the hotel’s breakfast … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Four: To San Quirico d’Orcia

Having taken one day off, we couldn’t in good conscience not walk on Tuesday.  But, the day’s walk began about 10 kilometers away from Montalcino in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, which required a taxi ride to Osteria Bassomondo where the walk began. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Relief

We had been wondering if there was any way we could contribute to earthquake relief when we saw these posters plastered around Montalcino.  The community was collecting particular items for the victims of the earthquake and they were hosting a … Continue reading

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Walking, Day Three: We Didn’t

One of the nice things about being a person of a certain age is knowing that one doesn’t always have to do everything according to some master plan.  As we were slogging our way up the final approach to the … Continue reading

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Walking, Day One: Beginnings

Breakfast turned out to be just as delightful an experience as dinner minus the wine.  Although each of us would have been happy to spend the day at Podere Caprili, we decided that we really ought to spend some time … Continue reading

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