September 22 - Tuscany
Today began with a look at a medieval church, and then a walk on an old pilgrimage trail to Monteriggioni - a pretty hefty hike. The town is small and uncrowded, and we had lunch there before driving on to see an 80-year old engraver of crystal who was amazing - steady hands and excellent eyesight still. A further drive took us to the farm of a sheepherder who showed us his cheesemaking process, which was particularly fascinating to Anne who makes cheese back home. Of course, we had a sampling and some his home-produced (delicious) red wine. He also grows olives and presses oil later in the season.
Back at the hotel, finally, we had yet another wonderful dinner.