Rudy goes to Poggio Piero
Latest trip to Poggio Piero which took us via Bern and Mondovi (Piemonte) down to Tuscany. Hope you enjoy some of the photos from the journey and some in and around the Maremma, Tuscany.
‘Salubrious’ wee break on route to our first overnight stop in the much fought over hilltop town of Mondovi, a pretty small town in the middle of beautiful wine country, Piedmont.
Our first over night stay in Italy, wohay!
Are you coming then? Don’t forget my stuff!
Later on we dropped in on Pisa …where it was snowing??
Apparently these are the seeds of female poplar trees
The usual shenanigans in Pisa
Good to be home
No time to take it easy – there are jobs to be done. Grass to be cut, palms to be cut back and the 700 olive trees to be pruned!
Silly bitch she’s always photo bombing me
On a day trip to Orbotello. Effie takes a turn on the lead and Gennaro from ‘da Gennaro’ ristorante takes a break from making pasta to say hello to Rudy.
This is the amazing town of Pitigliano. Originally founded by Etruscans presumably for its formidable setting perched on cliff tops many of which have caves still occupied today.
Of an evening Rudy’s favourite night spot has to be ‘Skipper’ in Castiglione della Pescaia, and who are we to deny him!.
A visit to the annual ‘Fiere di Grosseto’ a chance for farmers and local trades to show off their produce and for farmers to look at the latest farming kit. And most of all a chance for me to sample some great food. My favourite but weird were the huge Mortadella, some fluffy little shit got in there before me! And then of course there were the Butteri, cowboys from the Maremma showing off their horse skills.
Saena, Claudia, Tom and Manuella with Rudy at Caffe’ Ricasoli on a visit to Grosseto
And then all too soon it’s time to leave! Once the bulldog is loaded..
Through the beautiful vineyard country of Piedmont
Corso Piave, Santo Stefano Belbo, Piedmont. There’s a great pizza further up on the right 🙂
And then back via Bern where we visited some rellies in Matte and Muri. You should check out Matte gin.