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From Oxford to Tuscany: Cedri, Italy

May 11, 2014

From Oxford

Sundial in Christchurch college Oxford

Sundial in Christchurch college Oxford

To Florence

The view from our inspirational first Negroni

The view from our inspirational first Negroni

Where they serve a mean Bisteca Fiorentini at il Latini.

Cow slab for three.  Delicious.

Cow slab for three. Delicious.

And then a train to Cedri. Well kinda. A train to Pontedera and a car ride to Cedri. Cedri has population 7 or maybe 8 if you count the dog Kiko. We arrived at 3am.

Our secret pad in Cedri

Our secret pad in Cedri

Incredible beam ceiling.

Incredible beam ceiling.

We set out on a Saturday morning after a leisurely breakfast to get some errands done. Having lived in Italy, I knew we were in for some fun. Our plan was to head over to the Tenuta Serravalle restaurant outside of Montelopio and make a reservation for dinner with Paolo. The problem being that nobody knew exactly were exactly the restaurant was located. After an hour driving around looking, we ditched the plan and headed to Peccioli to get some dry cleaning done. That plan also failed when the sole dry cleaners in town was closed…forever. By this point it was time for a refreshment on the patio. Or three! Things began looking up.

The best part happened when we found the grocery store. Our car ended up blocking the exit for Paolo (the restaurant owner) who was more than happy to accommodate us for dinner. Of course we still did not know where the restaurant was actually located.

Some dining hints for Tenuta Serraavalle. Bring your instruments and play for your dinner…and your lunch the next day as well. As a result of all the music, we now have a gig Thursday for an official cena featuring us!

Eventually, in spite of Sabato in Italia, we made it to Tenuta Serravalle

Eventually, in spite of Sabato in Italia, we made it to Tenuta Serravalle

Tuscany is incredible.

One Response to “From Oxford to Tuscany: Cedri, Italy”

  1. apothecaryshedster Says:

    love the dry cleaning trial.


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