They say life needs to have its ups and downs, but over here with our visitors it’s been only up up up since Tuesday when they arrived. Let this post show that we look down too.
This was our visitors’ last full day in Italy before Slovenia and all these ups and downs happened on the way to Santa Fiora and Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in lower Tuscany. It is accessible by car – just the last incline had to be done on foot if you don’t wish to pay 1 Eur and use a weird up-pulling construction.
So much views up and down have happened since that this feels months and not merely three days ago. Everything about Santa Fiora was simply stunning – they have a fish farm in the middle of the town that looks nothing like one – but nothing more than the historic restaurant Il Barilotto with their chestnut-flavoured pasta and jam, or ragu bianco with wild fennel. I loved watching Crystal in there getting even happier.
And today it will get even more up up up since we are doing the Vršič pass over the Julian Alps. Whereas on Monday Crystal and Pedro will hike to the Seven Triglav Lakes, and this, my friends, is one of the most beautiful things that can happen to you in Slovenia.
Thank you, parents, amore and visitors, for all the up and up days. And you be well as well.
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