This is the second post in my Taste of Tuscany series.
After our arrival in Pisa, we spent the majority of our first day in Italy driving to and getting settled in our B&B. We slept in the following morning and then enjoyed a lovely breakfast in the main house before getting back in our rental car and taking some time taking in what Tuscany had to offer us.
And when I found an arched doorway that was "Michelle-sized" (i.e. just over five feet tall), I had no choice but to flash my best Ciao, bella! smile and have Stephen take a picture of me.
Who knew that photo would turn out to be one of my favorites from the entire trip?
When we reached the Piazza Grande, we sat for a bit and watched people as they came around the bend. Everything was peaceful and still, and it was refreshing to sit and have nothing to occupy our minds except our own thoughts. And then, our stomachs started growling.
Rather than make our way back down the hill to the cafe we discovered after parking the car (I had to get change for the meter), we grabbed a table outside at Osteria del Borgo.
Osteria del Borgo is an apartment complex offering pet-friendly units for rent, some of which are designed to accommodate families. The facility also provides its guests access to a jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi, as well as a restaurant and on-site wine bar.
While we ate, I helped Stephen practice his Italian and coached him through the process of signalling for our server and asking for the check. To this day, I can't be sure whether the check arrived because she actually understood what he was attempting to say or because she managed to decipher the meaning behind his hand gestures.
Osteria del Borgo
Via Ricci 7
53045 Montepulciano in Province of Siena, Italy
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