Sometimes, vacation is all about doing as little as possible, rather than visiting every possible point of interest in the area. This Sunday, started with a wonderful time to relax during the morning, as we slept in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the back porch of our AirBnB place in Colordesoli. As we didn’t have any firm plans, the decision was to find a gas station that was open and then get some lunch.
The little Fiat 500 was pretty low on fuel, so gas first! As I wasn’t used to how gas stations are operated in Italy, I mistook no human presence for the station being closed. As I stopped by a station that, according to Google, was open 24 hours a day, I was still somewhat befuddled by the machine set up. Luckily, a friendly motorcyclist was helpful and showed me the basics and the tank was soon filled! After that we stopped by a trattoria for some delicious lunch and were treated to some free dessert.
Roaming around, we stopped by the Abbey at San Galgano, which was a rather interesting locale to visit and photograph.
A trek up the hill next to the abbey got us to the Eremo of Montisiepi, which is a beautiful round structure that was built over the site of the hut where San Galgano spent the last year of his life. In the center of the round, is San Galgano’s sword, which has been stuck in the rock for over 800 years.
After visiting the hermitage, we stopped by a lovely little wine bar down the path for a bit of sustenance after our trek uphill.