San Donato & Montecatini Alto
Trip Start Sep 10, 2008
13Trip End Sep 21, 2008
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That's what the brochure said.
There was no plan B since it doesn't rain in this part of Tuscany
So we ate a fabulous lunch, drank way too much, did a little shopping, and headed back to Montecatini in the afternoon.
A few of us broke off from the group and decided to explore the spa town of Montecatini. I heard it wasn't a very pretty city, but we thought it was great.
We went back to the funiculare and spent the entire day at Montecatini Alto & explored the Old Town. It rained off and on, but we made the most of it. We strolled the cobblestone streets, found this walled stadium of sorts, chatted (as best we could) with some locals ... this sweet little old lady tried so hard to tell me something for the longest time but I never did have any idea what she was talking about. Finally she smiled, waved, and walked up the hill to her house, hand in hand with her husband
We didn't want to leave! So we stayed for a nice little dinner. Apparently my ten phrases of Italian were more than anyone else new, and our adorable waiter didn't speak English, so somehow I became the translator. I embraced that in true Cliff Clavin style and had a great time being the go to gal for a little while :)
I don't know what time we ended up getting home, but I do recall having had a bit to much wine yet again. Tomorrow the group goes to Florence, but I'm thinking I'm going to skip that and work off what's left of my jet lag (and certain hangover).