A Quick Trip to Volterra
Trip Start May 17, 2009
19Trip End Dec 21, 2009
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That's how I ended up meeting some great people on my first Friday at the school. Cheers to Marieke, from Holland, Anita from Switzerland, and Voltolt (probably spelled wrongly) from Austria. Some very interesting conversations on the trip to and from Volterra, with some sentences being in at least 4 languages.. a real language stew but good fun.
Volterra is a pretty little place, with great views, an old Roman amphitheatre, and the usual assortment of picturesque corners and steep streets
Volterra has escaped some of the tourist crowds that flock to nearby San Gimignano – thanks in part, apparently, to the Psychiatric Hospital which is based there. Sometimes it pays to be mad it seems.
Unfortunately, Voltolt left the next day, Marieke on the Sunday, and even Anita deserted me a week later but not before we had the chance to sample some of the local wines and foods. Whoever thought someone would make a nutella and marscapone pizza… delicious!
WORDS TO THE WISE
Be prepared to become a little blasť about the panoramic views that greet you around every corner.