Rome, Florence, Cortona (Tuscany),
Cinque Terre, Lake Como
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|View down the street into the piazza in Arezzo
|The pool at Villa di Piazzano, our hotel outside Cortona in Tuscany
|A passion fruit plant sprawled over a stairway at Villa di Piazzano
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|Eric climbs the second-floor spiral staircase at Villa di Piazzano. The first-floor staircase seen is the original, made of stone. The owners added this one, made of wood, in the restoration.
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|Enjoying dinner at Villa di Piazzano. We enjoyed two fabulous meals by the chef, Gabriella, during our stay there.
|The chapel on the grounds of Barone Ricasole, a winery and private castle we toured.
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|The family's crypt
|Part of the castle exterior. We were disappointed to find on our arrival that our tour included only the outside of the castle and no part of the inside. The inside is still the private residence of the family and they don't include it in the tour.
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|Eric and Nora on a terrace outside the castle
|View from the terrace
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