Magens Bay --San Thomas

Monday, April 2, 2012

The land of Michelangelo ...

Our day began with a visit to one of the infamous Italian symbols, Pisa . We had free time to admire the gorgeous Cathedral, the Baptistery, the monumental Cemetery and to take scenic pictures of the fame Leaning Tower. It was like a dream come true ... heard about it ... finally with my every own eyes. Simply magnificent!

We then continued our tour to a well known wine estate at the foot of San Gimignano, where the lunch was a typical Florentine products “crostini, salumi, formaggi, lasagne…”, it came complete with a wine tasting. It wasn't a simple wine tasting, but a real “wine tasting class”, in which, the secrets of wine tasting was revealed. --So they said :-) The tasting was based on eight different wines and on vin santo accompanied with cantuccini (typical Tuscan buiscuits) and grappa. 

There ... Does it look straighter now?
After lunch we went to the most wonderful Medieval hilltop village in Italy, San Gimignano. Here, we were free to roam around the town. We walked on its cobbled streets that full with mazes, the small squares and many shops of local artisans and farm products. Our visit wouldn't be complete without a stopover at one of the best Gelato shop. Oh my ... it was de-li-ci-ous. It was definitely worth every bite!