Today’s adventure was navigating the very steep and very narrow, winding roads in and out of Villa Bordoni, which (for some reason) were much busier today. The highlight was coming grill-to-grill with a large truck in a section of road with low stone walls on each side. The truck driver decided that I needed to make room for him. Fair enough, he’s bigger. Despite him shouting “advice” in Italian, it took several minutes for me to navigate off the road into a small driveway.
In the end, he made it past with inches to spare. Sorry no pictures – too much stress to pull out the camera. Ask Heidi about it sometime.
We took a day trip to San Gimignano where, although most of the population was wiped out by the black plague in the mid-1300’s, they left a remarkable series of 14 towers. At one time, there were 72. [Warning: There is some tilt-shift involved with these pics.]